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Vol. V 


No. 1 



- Editor-in-Chief. RALPH W. SCHLOSSER, '07, Managing Editor 


L. D. RUSK, '07, - - - Exchanges. LEAH SHEAFFER, *07, - - - Local. 

LUELLA FOGELSANGER. '06, - Alumni. ELMER RUHL, .... Society 

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Commencement week is near at hand. 
The Senior Class are anxiously looking 
forward to the time when they shall be 
the happy recipients of their diplomas,— 
the reward of one, two or three years of 
faithful labor. Orations are written and 
will soon be committed and prepared for 
delivery on Commencement morning. 

On Saturday evening, June 6, the Mu- 
sic Department, will render a program 
consisting of instrumental and vocal 

On Sunday evening, June 7, the Bac- 
calaureate sermon will be delivered by 
Elder J. Kurtz Miller, of Brooklyn, N. 

On Monday evening, June 8, the Sen- 
ior Chorus Class will render a Cantata 
entitled, Esther, the Beautiful Queen. 

On Tuesday evening, June 9, the Com- 
mercial graduates will participate in a 
program arranged especially for them. 

On Wednesday afternoon, June 10, 
Class Day exercises will be held. The 
History of the "Class will be read by C. 
M. Netf, of Lititz; the future experiences 
of the Class will be revealed by the class 
prophet, R. E. Hartman, of Lebanon; 
and the class poem will be read by H. 
L. Smith, of Harrisburg. 

On Wednesday evening, June 10, the 
Alumni Association will render a pro- 
gram to further their interests. 

On Thursday morning, June 11, Com- 
mencement exercises proper will be held. 

Special music is in preparation for all 
these occasions and the public in general 
are cordially invited to attend all. or as 
many of these exercises as possible. 

In the absence of the Editor-in-chief, 
who is expected to take part in the Bi- 
centennial Program to be rendered at the 
Annual Conference in June, copy for the 
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named persons an extract from his or 
her oration before they leave school. 

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Society Notes. 

It is with pleasure that we note again 
the doings of the Keystone Literary 
Society. A good society is in a sense 
the "keystone" to success for the 
student. He may have all the know- 
ledge necessary for success, yet if he can 
not express it in clean forcible, and cor- 
rect language, it benefits him little. We 
must learn "to do by doing" ami hence 
the necessity of appearing before an 
audience to learn to express our thoughts 
fluently in public. 

Our members are steadily striving to 
reach their ideal "Excelsior." They 
serve faithfully and good literary talent 
is displayed. 

Some of the questions debated by the 
society are: 

Resolved: That bereditv is a more 
potent factor in one's destiny than en- 

Resolved: That English is more advan- 
tageous for a universal language than 

Resolved: That public education is 
more beneficial than private education. 

Our present officers are: Pres. — A. C. 
Hottenstein. Vice-Pres. — Laban Leiter. 
'Sec. — Stella Frantz. Editor — Viola 
Withers. Critic — A. F. Oeib. 

E. R. Ruhl. 


O Happy Day. 

Songs San- by Seni r.C'l.<ss on Arbor D.iy. Apr. 24, '1 8 

O happy day returniug, 
For thee our hearts are yearning! 
We come with joyous greeting, 
Old friends ami schoolmates meeting. 
Chorus: — 

Arbor Day, dear Arbor Day, 

To sing thy praise, sweet Arbor Day! 

Blest be the trees we've planted, 

Blest be the song we've chanted; 

May other lives be brighter, 

And other hearts be lighter. 

Live trees and bloom fair roses! 

And as each spring- discloses 

To younger hearts your beauty, 

May they do loving duty. 

Blest be the day we cherish, 

Its mem'ry never perish, 

And with each spring returning, 

May other lips be learning. 

Sweet Nature. 

How lovely, how charming hath nature 

been made! 
The hill in the sunshine, the walk in the 

The wild rose adorning the hedge with 

its bloom 
And loading the air with its wealth of 

O nature, sweet nature, thy charms are 

We love, dear Creator, Thy works to be- 
How green are the meadows, how bright 

is the morn, 
How glitter the dew-drops oh laurel and 

How pearly and pure is the brier in 



How lovely the May-flow 'rs, bow sweet 
their perfume. 


The aspen tree flutters, and whispers its 

The linden invites all the bees to draw 

The willow bends low, its frail branches 

to lave 
In the lake, where the clouds seem to 

float on the wave. 

When The Winter Is Over. 

When the winter is o-ver, 

And the Spring's soft breath 
Has a-wakened the clover 

From the sleep of death; 
When the streamlets are gleaming, 

'Neath an A-pril sky, 
I am thinking and dreaming 

Of days gone by! 


When the winter is over, 

And the honey-bee 
Is a happy rover, 

On the sunny lea, 
Oh, that's the time for me! 

When the winter is over, 

And the sportive breeze, 
Like the lute of a lover, 

Woos the budding trees; 
When the meadows are streaming' 

And the Robins fly, 
I am thinking and dreaming 

Of the days gone by! 


When the winter is over, 

On the bill and lake, 
And the notes of the plover, 

In the woodland, wake; 
When the soft stars are beaming, 

In the azure sky, 
I am thinking and dreaming 

Of the days gone by! 

Arbor Day Address. 

By President of Senior Class, delivered Apr. 24, 1908 

Faculty, Students and Friends: The 
class of 1908 greets and welcomes you 
all to the exercises of this afternoon. 
You will pardon a little egotism. Re- 
member, these are our exercises and 
you are ours too — our guests. We give 
you an interest in our conceit so far as 
we can, and we hope \ou will take an 
interest in as. We are not sure but that 
you owe this pleasant, bracing spring- 
time afternoon to the season's favoritism 
for its protegee class. 

You notice that your programs call for 
a President's address, but the committee 
has not assigned me any subject. I can 
ramble through a whole maze of possible 
subjects, and there is no way of hinder- 
ing me. But, I shall not venture on the 
province of the essayist or the reciter. 
The orator, too, looks safe. But if I can 
make you feel the importance of this 
day, and the meaning it should have to 
us, the relation which it should bear to 
the school and a few of the many moral 
lessons which this elm tree teaches us, I 
have accomplished the end in view. 

Friends, we come here this afternoon 
to set an example for you. Just as the 
spot, where the large spreading elm 
under which William Penn made that 
treaty of friendship and good will with 
the Indians, is now marked by a monu- 
ment — who, in the same manner would 
desire a more beautiful, a more noble 
monument than an elm tree planted by 
the hands of the class of 1908 as a me- 
morial to her Alma Mater? What mem- 
ber could desire a more pleasing recog- 
nition of his or her usefulness than such 
a monument — a symbol of his or her 
productions, ever growing, ever bloom- 
ing and ever bearing wholesome fruit? 
Had the elm been an English tree, had 
Chaucer seen and loved and sung it, 
had Shakespeare, Tennyson and every 
English poet hung garlands upon it, it 
would have lifted its head among the 
noblest of all growing things and enshrin- 


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eii a thousand rich associations of history 
and literature. 

Through all the dreariness of winter, 
the tiuv life lies still. Cold winds may 
blow and chilling flakes may fall, but 
hidden safely under the scaly coveting 
the hope lies warm and snug. No storm 
disturbs its sweet repose, it is only 
waiting for the soft breeze and golden 
sunshine of April to push forth into life 
anejv and beautify the grand young tree. 
So in our hearts lie the seeds o" promise 
and hope for better things to come, so 
we grope blindly towards the light and 
long for the winter of sorrow to pass and 
the summer of gladness to come, when 
our lives shall must forth into new 
hope, new joy. 

As spring arrives with its glow of per- 
fect sunshine that greets the new frail 
leaf, nothing is remembered but joy, so 
let us, forgetting the things which are 
behind, press forward, forgetting the 
care and trials of the winter of sorrow, 
press on into the hope and promise ol a 
new spring and a new life. 


Plant a Troo, 

The veneration of trees! It is one of 
the most primitive and instructive 
emotions of man and also one of the 
most enduring. It is true that we no 
longer reverence trees as did some of the 
early tribes of men whose totem kin was 
a species of trees nor do we worship 
them as did the ancient Druids who built 
their altars atstonehenge. 

Yet, almost every hamlet boasts of its 
big tree around which clusters much of 
its local history which is sacred to the 
memory because of many a love story. 
Tourists come with their thirty-foot 
tapes to measure its girth and the village 
fathers vote tablets to tell its history aud 
iron fences to protect it from vandalism. 

The civilized lands of today are fairly 
studded with ancient trees which stand 
as living monuments of ages past and 
speak to us, as a voice from the dead 

the lauded deeds of ancient heroes and 
nations. How many years have passed 
over the heads of many of these giants 
since they first burst from their seed, we 
are no.v unable to say, for on the rocky 
heights of Lebanon there still Uourish a 
few of those cedars which Solomon in all 
bis glory gazed upon, while the temple 
which he built has gone to the dust, not 
■a stone remaining upon a stops, • - 

The many hardships these ancient 
monsters have endured in the centuries 
of their existence can not be estimated, 
for often as the tierce storms raged 
through the heavens their sturdy limbs 
were bent and tested to the utmost 
strength of every fibre. Yet they have 
withstood their trials aud continue to 
tell their never dying tale to posterity 
and are still pointing to the One who 
has been their Creator aud Preserver. 

To the mind that studies nature and 
can see thru it the hand of God at work 
is revealed a wondrous story and marvel- 
ous lesson as it gazes ata venerable tree, 
rearing its head in majesty and splendor. 
For just as the life history of the race is 
repeated and enwrapped in the individual 
so the life history of the forest is en- 
shrined in one of its venerable giants. 

When we look at our rock ribbed 
hills, and see the fertile soil washed from 
their sides and carried into ttie distant 
valleys; when we come to realize the 
direct bearing the lorest has< upon our 
climatic conditions and our personal 
happiness, then only can we realize the 
true benefit and worth of trees to us. 

Then "Come, let us plant a tree, for 
he who plants a tree plants a hope." 
As the spade cleaves the greeu sward 
and as the young shoot is gently laid 
into its hollow bed, the moist earth 
tenderly pressed o'er its roots and the 
cradle sheet spread over the infant's feet 
with kindly care, who can prophesy 
what the glory of its boughs will be? 
As the rootlets blindly grope about and 
sift nourishment out of the dark mold, 
and as finally a soul climbs up out of the 


cold clods of ground into buds-which un- 
fold leaves to free horizons and the leafy 
sprays lengthen, God only knows the 
fruits thereof and foresees the end and 
blessings to humanity. Just as the 
little tree forms and develops out of the 
elements so man's life must grope with 
the elements and burst forth into the 
buds and blossoms of manhood. And 
as life creeps up out of the ciods of 
ground into the buds and leaves of the 
tree so man's life must climb from the 
clods of time into the sublime heavens 
of eternity. 

"Thus, as we plant thee, little tree, 
we plant a hope in thee." "Come let 
us plant a tree for he who plants a tree 
plants a joy." He who plants a tree 
plants a comfort that will never cloy but 
will ever be a fresh reality. As the little 
twigs are lengthened by the breath ot 
summer days we will realize for the 
noontide hour a shadow and a shelter 
from the summer shower. As its leafy 
boughs spread out beautiful and strong, 
multitudes of creatures, blithe with song, 
will hie hither for shelter. Here* they 
will haunt and hide their nests. In the 
early morning as they shake the sweet 
slumber from their whirring wings and 
flash the sparkle of the morning sun, 
they will sing an anthem to call you from 
dreamland. And likewise as the shades 
of night fall upon field and forest, a 
twitter of birds, a whirr of wings and a 
chirping of slumber songs will ring in 
your ears as you turn from the day's toils 
to the quiet rest of evening. Oh! if we 
could but know what a bliss shall inhabit 
such a little tree. 

"Come let us plant a tree for he who 
plants a tree plants peace." How often 
does the weary toiler plod his lonely 
way to the shade of a noble tree to enjoy 
the sweet rest found there. As he re- 
clines under its curtains on the velvety 
green, and the sun sifts through the 
leafage, the cool breeze kisses his gentle 
brow and murmurs soothingly, cjuiet 
sleep hovers round and the eyelids slow- 

ly droop and at last he glides away to 
Dreamland to enjoy the balm of slumber 
deep. Ah! sacred tree; as he lies there 
and drinks in thy very breath how 
peaceful and content is his condition. 
He enjoys the best of Nature's gifts 
which can not be wrought by human 
hands but can be had for only the tak- 
ing. Oh! blessed tree; didst thou ever 
dream what a benediction thou shalt be? 

"Come let us plant a tree for he who 
plants a tree plants youth." As the 
giant tree rears its head for centuries 
withstanding the storms and trials it dis- 
plays a manly vigor and a life of time 
that hints at eternity. And as the little 
tree becomes firmer and tinner rooted in 
the solid rock, it symbolizes to us that 
we must ever become deeper and deeper 
rooted in the rocks of truth and right if 
we wish to withstand the buffets of life. 
Just as new buds appear each year on 
old growths, of thee, little tree, thou 
wilt teach the ages that youth of soul is 

"Come let us plaut a tree for he who 
plants a tree plants love." He plants 
tents of coolness which spreads out not 
only for his enjoyment but for wayfarers 
that he may not live to see. Thus 
children of some distant day gazing at 
its mossy stem will inquire of some gray- 
haired man, "Who planted this noble 

Hence plant, for life does all the rest, 
and heaven and earth help him who 
plants a tree, while the work will be* its 
own reward. 

"Gifts that grow are best 
Hands that bless are blest." 

Therefore, plant, plant, plant. 


On Saturday evening, May 2, the Music 
Department of the school gave a stu- 
dents' recital, which consisted of piano 
solos, duets, trios and quartets and 
several vocal solos. These are given 
from time to time for the benefit of the 
student rather than to please the public. 



How to Treat the Aged. 

A Co'iip.jsiiinn Written l-y a Memb-i ut ihe 
l> Class Grammar. 

Every child that is born into this world 
with a rational mind, should bo taught 
early in life the importance of respecting 
the aged. They should have the high- 
est regard for those whose heads are 
blossoming for the grave and whose lives 
have stood the storms of many winters 
and the heat of many summers. 

Let us not take into consideration the 
financial or social standing but show due 
respect to all the aged. Let us note 
here how this is often done. We will 
paint a picture of a poor crippled vaga- 
bond strolling along the road. He per- 
chance is met by some fun loving mis- 
chievous children. Their first thoughts 
are of provoking him to anger; this is 
disrespectful and shows with what re- 
gard the parents of that home are treat- 
ed. The weary traveler may have passed 
through years of toil and tears; he is 
now fast approaching the end of his jour- 
ney; and should he be disrespected by 
those who have not as yet tasted tfue 
bitter things of life. 

Let us confine ourselves to the home 
for a lew minutes and see how we are re- 
specting our parents and grandparents. 
Are we accepting the aged father's wise 
counsel and advice? Are we cherishing 
the tears and prayers of mother'.' If we 
are not, now is the time to begin, for a 
few more years may see them laid be- 
neath the sod. We have known many 
whose lives were devoted to providing 
for and shielding those whom God en- 
trusted to their care until the years of 
self-dependence; then we see them re 
belling against the advice of their aged 
parents who are so rich in the experi- 
ences of years or as Pope says : 

We sometimes think our fathers fools 
so wise we grow. 

No doubt our wiser sons will some- 
time think us so. 

One of the characteristics of a true 
lady or gentlemen is their respect for the 
aged. Some may think this is a small 
matter and treat it light-hearted but as 
years roll by they will feel keenly the 
value of it. Let us take a glimpse into 
the luture and think of our old age. We 
then shall think we deserve the respect 
of those who are inexperienced in life's 
battles. How the eyes of those whose 
cheeks are faded sparkle when one 
young in years with a bright future be- 
fore him places his hand on the aged 
one's shoulder and speaks a word of en- 
couragement. Let us encourage the 
aged and tell them though they are near 
the end ol the race that we will profit 
by their experiences and advice. 

Blanche V. Rowe. 

Elizabethtown, Pa., Apr. 28, 1908. 

Dr. C. A. Bowman's Address. 

(Continued from May issue). 

If the boy prays, and I know he prays, 
be has one genuine, sincere, prayer with 
which we should all sympathize. His 
prayer is this: — "From this intolerable 
condition, good Lord, deliver me." I 
pi ty the men who have never been boys, 
and the women who never were girls; 
for with surprising rapidity we are em- 
phasizing the cares and anxieties and 
perplexities of our homes, talking them 
at our tables, bringing them around our 
hearth stones, and by means of this our 
children are ushered into commercial- 
ism and the lively period of boyhood 
and girlhood is going out of our Ameri- 
can life. I pity the man who has never 
had a chance to be a boy. 1 pity the 
woman who has never had a chance to 
be a girl. It was my purpose to deal 
with the definition of the College, to give 
some thoughts upon four years in Col- 
lege — what that should mean. I set my 
typewriter to work upon that subject. 
I wrote the address, but laid it aside and 
wrote an outline upon another subject. 
I shall try to give you something on the 
"Prismatic Spectrum of Human Life." 


A few years ago it was my privilege 
by the courtesy of the Board of Trustees 
to have the pleasure of a Trans-Atlantic 
voyage and one year's life in Europe. 
One day as I was watching the receding 
of a storm cloud, suddenly from my 
rear the sun burst out in all its glorious 
splendor and there appeared the rain- 
bow, seven prismatic colors, violet, indi- 
go, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. 
What the rainbow did for me at that 
time in the distribution of the white 
light of the sun, the prism has often 
done for us as we held it before us. The 
white light of the sun is decomposable 
into seven colors. There is before me a 
similar analysis, the analysis of human 
character. Give me a perfect human 
character, and I would, with the light 
of the Bible, present the white light of 
human character through a prisai and 
let us see the seven prismatic colors. 
They are the virtues of Truth, Honesty, 
Justice, Purity, Loveableness, that which 
makes for Good Reputation, Faith in 
the absent and thelinseen, Faith in God. 

Anywhere and everywhere the white 
light of character is thus to be diffused 
into these seven prismatic colors, and 
when re-combined, will form the white 
light of perfect character. You will 
agree with me when I say that no light 
can be perfect from which there does 
not emanate the Truth. "Truth is the 
highest thing a man may keep." It is 
so important a thing that it cannot be 
destroyed. "Truth crushed to earth 
shall rise again.'' When the Master 
came to this earth of ours, He came to 
bear witness of the truth; and when Pil- 
ate asked Him, "What is truth?" He 
answered it when he said to his disciples, 
"I am the way, the truth, and the life." 
So it appears to me, my friends, the 
more truth we exemplify in our lives, 
the more we are like the Master. Truth 
also means sincerity, and it seems to me 
that there is no lesson that we are so 
slow to learn as the importance of being 
sincere. How slow people are to realize 

the fact that they cannot permanently 
and definitely represent themselves to 
be better then they are. In Myerstown, 
it so happened several times that we tried 
to tap water on the second floor of our 
building, but the water would not flow 
simply because the reservoir was not 
high enough. Neither will a human life 
rise higher than the level of its true 
worth. We may think so, but surely, 
my friends, the influence of a man's life 
will not be higher than his true worth. 

Next is the virtue of Honesty. Be 
honest. It was in my own county that 
two Penn'a farmers met in a business 
transaction in the day when notes were 
first given. This new fashion having 
come in, they felt it to be necessary that 
a note should pass between them, and 
so the note was duly drawn up and 
signed. Neither of the two knew who 
should be the holder of the note. So 
the one who lent the money said to the 
borrower, "I will give you the money 
and you may also hold the note." These 
were truly honest men. In these days 
of professional and commercial activity, 
it is thought by mauy that all men are 
dishonest, but 1 believe if we look be- 
neath this apparent dishonesty, we will 
find just as much of the old fashioned 
virtue or honesty as existed in earlier 
days. We have come to place empha- 
sis upon the importance of an honest 
life. Some people say the world is grow- 
ing worse, but I do not so interpret it; 
for I believe instead, that the standard 
of character in our common social life 
has been raised. We are demanding 
honest men, hence the reason for criti- 

Let us mix the two colors of Truth and 
Honesty, and we will find the third of 
our spectrum which is Justice, an im- 
pulse to give. We unite true men and 
honest men, to make just men. It 
means that every man should be willing 
to give full value for services. I wonder 
what would happen in our social life if 
every man and woman would give full 

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value for everything he or she received. 
When we lose sight of Justice, we are 
losing sight of a quality wuich is the 
cause ot all the labor troubles in our 
country. Instead of the laboring man 
trying to work the least number of hours 
lor the most money, he should try to 
work the greatest number of hours for 
his money; and instead of the employer 
of men endeavoring to give the lowest 
rate, he should be willing to give the 
highest possible wage. Justice means 
that every man should guard the good 
name and reputation of other men. 
Khakespeare says, 

"Who steals my purse steals trash, 
But he who filches from me my good 

Takes that which not enriches him, 

and makes me poor indeed." 

Do you know that we sin in this line, in 
taking from our neighbor and our friend 
that whieii properly belongs to him? 
How often it is that not knowing the 
circumstances and difficulties in his 
home life, we exact of him the same 
standard of life and living that we our- 
selves had an easy time to acijuire. You 
know that Christ himself did not con- 
demn those. To the one who had 
violated the social code, he said, "do 
and sin no more.'' 

After we have Truth, Honesty and 
Justice, we will get the fourth color, 
which is Purity. Suffice it to say that 
the "Pure in heart shall see God." The 
pure life reads more in nature, and it is 
therefore impossible for us to enjoy life 
as we should, unless our hearts are open 
and pure. You have all struck a tuning 
fork, or have stood by the side of the 
piano and possibly have heard the 
vibrating of the strings. Just so out- 
lives must vibrate in unison with each 
other, and so the pure life vibrates in 
unison with Gods life and God's 
thoughts; but closed forever to him who 
thinks base thoughts, are God's best 
things as he has revealed them. 

Another ray is Loveableness. Many 
duties there are for us to perform. We 
may be a help to the aged and a coun- 
cillor to those who are in trouble; give 
encouragement and strength to those 
who are weak. There is that weak but 
worthy cause, which especially should 
command the attention of our young 
people. How often it is the case that 
men go out from our institutions of learn- 
ing willing only to identify themselves 
with that which is great, and ignoring 
that noble but weak cause. As .Moses 
chose rather to sutler affliction with the 
people of God, so ever has it been the 
case that men of ability, character, and 
conscience have risen to greatness, and 
their names are written high on the 
scroll of honor. "A good name is 
rather to be chosen than great riches." 
That young man is not far from ruin 
who does not care what others think of 
him. At the outset of life there stands 
his reputation to help him on, or to de- 
feat his most strenuous efforts. Think 
upon these things. It is not enough to 
have these things only momentarily in 
mind, but we should think of these 
things every day in life. The man who 
carries with him his business at night, he 
only succeeds. To have these things 
constantly beforeone's mind tits one for 
the opportune moment when the test 

Vou and I give our lives into the bauds 
of trainmen every day. What would 
happen if the man in the tower would 
not have his mind on his business. 
Every day our lives are in the bands of 
others who must do some thinking for 
us. Thinking makes the emergency 
man in life. It is the man upon whom 
we call when great tests are to be ac- 

We can accumulate a supply of reserved 
force that will tide us over when the 
testing time comes. 

"Enter every open door," said Francis 
Willard. Every door opens to the man 
and woman who thinks. That vou will 


be, which you think. That you will see, 
which you go to see. If you want to 
find the flowers in life, turn your eyes to 
the hillsides. The hills are full of 

There was no time in the history of 
the world when these virtues were more 
important that they are to-day. "Is he 
true, pure, honest, etc.," is asked of me 
over and over again, and people want 
certificates of these things. They are not 
particular as to a man's scholarship, but 
"What is his personal character?" is the 
question which is asked. 

Commercially and professionally 
speaking these virtues commend them- 
selves to us as of highest importance. 
Speaking of living is important, speaking 
of the making of a life is more impor- 
pant. There is an everlasting difference 
between the making of a living and the 
making of a life. We may lose standing 
and friends, the world may grow cold as 
we grow older ; the day mav come 
when we will be found without riches 
and simply rilling a corner in life. But 
if we have remained true to the ideal as 
held before us by teachers and friends, 
in due season we may close our lives in 
peace without anxiety. Bryant says: 

"SO live, that when thy summons come 
to join 
The innumerable caravan which moves 
To that mysterious realm where each 
shall take. 
Jiis chamber in the silent halls of death 
Thou go not like the quarry-slave at 
Scourged to his dungeon, but sustained 
and soothed 
By an unfaltering trust, approach thy 
Like one who wraps the drapery of his 
About him and lies down to pleasant 


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The month of May has been a busy 
one and it becomes more strenuous as 
examinations and Commencement draw 
near. All are applying themselves to 
their tasks with renewed vigor and 
energy and even tho the "spring fever" 
days do come once in a while they are 
soon past and work is resumed. 

The members of the Elementary 
Agriculture Class have greatly improved 
the appearance of the campus by digging 
the flower beds in front of Alpha Hall. 
The four present a very artistic appear- 
ance and show the skill of the laborers. 

The Sunday School at Mt. Ober, near 
Elizabethtown has been re-organized 
with Prof. E. E. Eshelman, as superin- 
tendent. He and his corps of workers 
go out every Sunday in an automobile 
or other conveyance provided by .some 
of the town friends. 

It is with regret that Ave note that one 
of our students, Miss Annie Hollinger 
had to leave school on account of her 
health. We hope to have her back 
again at some future time. Several 
others have for various reasons left 
school, but we are glad to note that one 
by one they are returning. 

Prof, and Mrs. E. E. Eshelman are at 
present enjoying a visit of the latter's 
grandmother, Mrs. Heifner ot Waynes- 
boro. She has seen some seventy win- 
ters and will after her visit here at- 
tend the Annual Conference to be held 
in Des Moines, Iowa. 

County examinations are now in full 
sway and we are glad to say that a num- 
ber of our students have been very 
successful in receiving very good certifi- 
cates, among whom are: Elizabeth 
Hassler, Carrie Hess, Daisy Rider, Ella 
Young, B. F. Waltz, Jerome Sowers, 
Lineaus B. Earhart, Phares Gibble. 

Leah Sheaffer. 


A Noble Old Age. 

"Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall 
he also reap," and tbe ol'i age of any 
person will be the result of the life he 
has lived. The whole record of our lives 
is laid up within us. What we are at 
fifty, sixty, seventy and upward, is 
what we have been previous to that age. 
Whoever would have a happy and love- 
ly old age, must prepare for it, as what- 
ever the old age may be, it it is the cer- 
tain result of a lifetime. There must be 
a physical preparation for it, for good 
health is essential to successful and hap- 
py living all the way through. 

No virtue is more excellent in an aged 
person than cheerfulness, and old age 
without it is "a Lapland winter without 
a sun." It. is a trait of character re- 
quiring cultivation, for there is much in 
life that militates against it. Fretfulness 
and despondency are very common 
faults of persons who have got beyond 
their youth. "The world would be 
better and brighter," says Sir John Lub- 
bock, "if people were taught the duty 
of being happy as well as the happiness 
of doing our duty." To be happy our- 
selves is the most effectual contribution 
to the happiness of others. 

To have constant occupation to the 
end of life is a great help to cheerfulness 
as well as a great blessing. •'! have 
lived long enough," said Dr. Adam 
Clarke, "to learn that the secret of hap- 
piness is never to allow one's energies to 
stagnate." And bodily and meutal de- 
cay are both retarded, even in old age, 
by the constant, but not excessive use 
of our powers. 

But to work and live only for one's 
self will by no means promote one's hap- 
piness. On the contrary, it is sometimes 
a fruitful source of intensest misery. 
The secret of many a joyless life, which 
has gone out in bitterness, insanity or 
suicide, may be found in the selfishness 
which dominated it from its beginning 
to its close. Only that work which is 
done wisely and lovingly for others is 

rewarded with perennial joy. For that 
is to live and love, which is to live in 
Oiod. And to live in love, is to love in 
everlasting youth. 

Whoever shall enter old age by this 
royal road will find the last of life to be 
the very best of life. The fever of life 
is over with the aged. They do not fear 
the world, for they have learned how 
rightly to estimate it. Thev do not la- 
ment the days that are gone, nor the 
pleasures that have departed, for they 
know a grander tomorrow awaits them 
than has has ever dawned upon their 
vision. They have mastered the tasks 
assigned them in the first school of the 
soul, and are awaiting their promotion 
to wiser teachers and nobler studies. 

What s the Matter With Father? 

From the Editor's Clippings. 

Last night I overheard a young man 
remark to myself and others that his 
father in his old age was getting cross 
and crabbed. He was wondering what 
made him so irritable. 

Shakespeare, who was one of the 
greatest students of human nature, says 
(relerring to marriage) that crabbed age 
and youth cannot get on together. This 
would indicate that Shakespeare had 
discovered a tendencv to crabbedness in 
old age. This tendency is not universal 
nor common, but nevertheless there is a 
tendency in the direction suggested and 
there is a reason for it. 

In youth we start out with vivid and 
glowing anticipations of life, of good fel- 
lowship, of great success and of final ap- 
preciation. As we grow old many illu- 
sions are dispelled and we find, or at 
least we imagine, that some of our 
friends are not so loyal as we had sup- 
posed and possibly even some of our rel- 
atives. We find that few if any of our 
neighbors, friends and acquaintances, or 
even some of our relatives, seem to take 
great pleasure in our success or good 
fortune. We see or imagine that we see 
a tendency of the part of many to get 


satisfaction from our misfortunes rather 
than over our good fortunes. 

Then as we grow older we seem often 
to be misunderstood. Our intentions, 
be they ever so good, are interpreted in 
a sinister aspect. Our motives are chal- 
lenged. Age brings new duties, new 
cares, new responsibilities, so tbat the 
aged often feels the burden. 

Then again appreciation is so often 
lacking. We rind that the things we 
have struggled and sacrificed ourselves 
for are not appreciated by others. This 
with premonitions of diseases and weak- 
ness, possibly with diminished eye 
sight and hearing, leads the father to be 
more irritable than ordinarily. 

But worst of all and one thing that 
tempts the aged person to be crabbed is 
the thought that he is being gradually 
dethroned. I mean by this gradually 
his position as head of the family, the 
counselor and adviser, is being less high- 
ly esteemed as the days go by. This 
often becomes so obvious that he sadly 
looks forward to the time when his coun- 
sels will no longer be considered oracles, 
of wisdom, when he will be looked upon 
as a supernumerary, or as one approach- 
ing or arriving at dotage. 

There is no better study of old age, 
whimsical, obstinate and over-confident, 
than Shakespeare's play ot King Lear. 
If you are wondering what is the matter 
with father, why he is troubled and irri- 
table, take up the play of King Lear and 
read it. Lear was a kind, indulgent 
father, so kind was he that he divided 
his kingdom and his wealth between his 
daughters, deciding that he would spend 
his remaining days first with one daugh- 
ter and then with another. He reposed 
entire confidence in these children. His 
confidence, like that of many other aged 
parents, was misplaced. One misfor- 
tune after another falls upon this unfor- 
tunate old man until, forced to leave the 
home of his daughter, he rushes out in- 
to the dark night, into the torrents of 

rain, and amid the peals of thunder and 
flashes of lightning, pronouncing curses 
upon those to whom he had been a bene- 
factor, and who had treated him so 

Did you ever think of this-^every 
aged person has had the sentence of 
death passed upon him. The ills of the 
flesh culminate in old age. The aged feel 
this far more than they should. Then 
what shall we say of the youth who 
treats the aged with scant respect, as 
many do, yes, even the children of the 

But the majority of old people are 
cheerful, merry and hopeful, and for 
this we should give them great credit. 
Below I give a few lines from J. R. Mil- 
ler, D. D: "There are some fruits which 
remain acrid and bitter until the frost 
comes. There are lives which never be- 
come mellow in love's tenderness until 
sorrow's frosts have them. There are 
those who come out of every new ex- 
perience of suffering or pain with a new 
blessing in their lives, cleansed of some 
earthliness, and made a little more like 

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Rev. J. Kurtz Miller of Brooklyn, N. 
Y., spent Saturday, May 2 at the 
College. Other visitors on that day were 
Messrs. S. H. Bashor and Jos. O. Cash- 
man the latter a former student and 
graduate of the class of 1907. 

Messrs. P. J. Wei be and H. L. Smith, 
both students here, have left school for 
several weeks to attend the Conference 
of the River Brethren Church, held in 
Canada. Mr. Smith expects to return 
after his trip. 

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How and Why Girls Are Judged. 

From the Editor's Clippings. 

The girl who wishes to be generally 
liked must be jolly; every girl knows 
that. But there is such a thing as tak- 
ing gleefulness too far. 

The popular girl must enter heart ami 
soul into the good times that her friends 
plan. But there is such a thing as 
carrying enthusiasm too far. 

The young woman who wants her 
friends to love her, admire her, and 
stand by her, is careful not to carry any- 
thing beyond that line which none of us 
can see, but which everyone of us 
knows about — the line which divides the 
conventional from the unconventional. 

No girl can afford to buy popularity 
at the price of conventionality. She 
will be sorry for it iu the days to come. 

Unconventionality means doing things 
which, while they are not entirely bad, 
are so close to being bad that they cast 
the same kind of a shadow on a girl's 
good name. 

Years and years ago our great-great- 
grandmothers and great-great-grandfath- 
ers found out that girls needed to live 
up to certain rules to keep harm away 
from them. When they break these 
rules, girls open the door so that harm 
can come in. 

In their eagerness to become popular, 
girls often allow men to say and do little 
things that reallv shock them, but for 
fear ot giving offence they laugh, and let 
the matter pass. 

Besides letting little things go by un- 
re proved, girls often pretend an interest 
in things a bit off color, and on all occa- 
sions air their knowledge of things that 
they ought to be ashamed to know any- 
thing about. This is being unconven- 

The unconventional girl makes moth- 
ers shudder for her; and she makes her 
friends lift their eyebrows in surprise. It 
is over the unconventional girl's head 
that men wink when they are talking to 

The real, true woman which is deep in- 
side every girl may not be banned, by 
these things. That is, her character mav 
remain unsullied, but her reputation will 
be spotted. People will talk about the 
girl who is unconventional, and woe 10 
the girl who is talked about. 

No girl can play with fire and come 
out without a burn. No girl can say, 
"Well, what do I care? I know that I 
have done nothing to be ashamed of. 
Let them talk ! " 

A girl's reputation is not what she 
knows she is, but what other people 
think she is. That is why girls must be 

So, girls, don't dabble in questionable 
things. Don't sneer at conventionalities. 
Don't pretend to be a little wicked, just 
to add spice to life. In the end such 
spice loses its flavor, it turns to ashes in 
the mouth. 

Be jolly, be cheerful, be happy and 
have a good time, but don't go too far. 

Learn to draw the line well on the safe 
side, of everything that will mark you as 
being unconventional. For while uncon- 
ventionalities are not necessarily in 
themselves bad, they lead to suffering. 

Learn to Let Go. 

Clipping from Lancaster Examiner sent by S M. 

One of the most practical and absolu- 
tely truthful bits of philosophy that 
has appeared in a long time, was re- 
cently published in Medical Talk, on the 
wisdom of "letting go." Says the 
writer : 

If you want to be healthy morally, 
mentally and physically, just let go. 

That little hurt you got from a friend, 
perhaps it wasn't intended, perhaps it 
was, but never mind, let it go. Refuse 
to think about it. 

Let go of that feeling of hatred you 
have for another, the jealousy, the envy, 
the malice, let go all such thoughts. 
Sweep them out of your mind, and you 
will be surprised what a clearing up and 
rejuvenating effect it will have upon you 


l 3 

both physically and mentally. Let them 
all go; you house them at deadly risk. 

But the big troubles, the bitter disap- 
pointments, the deep wrongs and heart- 
breaking sorrows, the tragedies of life — 
what about them? Why just let them 
£,0 too. Drop them ! softly, maybe but 
surely. Put away all regret and bitter- 
ness, and let sorrow be only a softening 
influence. Yes, let them go, too, and 
make the most of the future. .. Then that 
little pet ailment that you have been 
hanging on to and talking about, let it 
go. It will be good riddance. You 
have treated it royally, but abandon it; 
let it go. Talk about health, instead, 
and health will come. Quit nursing that 
pet. ailment-, and let if go. 

It is not so hard after once you get 
used to the habit of it — letting, goof 
these things. You will find it such an 
easy way to get rid of the things that 
mar- and embitter life that you will enjoy" 
letting them go. You will tind the 
world such a beautiful' place. You will 
find it beautiful because you will be-free 
to enjoy it— free in mind and body. - 

Learn to let go. As you value health 
of body and peace of mind — just simply 
let go. 

A number of the teachers and students 
attended the Ministerial Meeting which 
was held near Ephfata on May (j and 7. 
They report having had a very pleasant 
and profitable meeting. 



Centre Square, 





Elizabethtown College 



I. N. H. Beahm, President. 

. Lecturer on Bible. 

D. C. RebejmA. B' , Pd. D. , Acting Pres. 

Higher Mathematics, Pedagogy, German.' 

H. K. Ober, 

Science, Mathematics. Commercial Law. 

- Elizabeth Myer, M, E. , 

Elocution, Grammar, Rhetoric. 

B. F. Wa^ipler, ;? '-' j -■■'•; 

Director of Music, Physical Culture, Vocal Culture. 

Flora Good Wampler,. 

Instrumental Music. 

Edward C. Bixler, A. M., 

Latin and Greek. 

}. G. Myer, Pd. B., 

( Absent on Leave. ) 

Jacob Z. Herr, B. E., 

Principal Commercial Department, Drawing. 

Earl E. Eshelman, B. S. L. , 

Biblical Languages, History, Exegesis. 

Luella G. Fogelsanger, Pd. B. , 

History, Literature, Shorthand. . , . 

George H. Light, Pd. B. , 

. Tutor Mathematics and Geography. 

Ralph W. Schlosser, Pd. B. , 

Tutor Orthography and Arithmetic. 

Leah M. Sheaffer, B. E. , 

Assistant in Instrumental Music. 

Jennie Miller 

Tutor Physical Culture. 

Elizabeth Kline, 

Tutor Typewriter. 

Elder S. H. Hertzler, 

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Vol. V 





- Editor-in-Chief. RALPH W. SCHLOSSER, '07, Managing Editor 


L. D. ROSE, '07, - - - Exchanges. LEAH SHEAFFER, '07, - - - Local. 

LUELLA FOGELSANGER, '06, - Alumni. ELMER RUHL, .... Society 

CHAS. BOWER, Business Manager. 

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The Past Years Record. 

The eighth school year closed June 11, 
and its record compared with that of for- 
mer years shows steady increase. 

The total enrollment for the year was 
196. During the spring term the , at- 
tendance was 156. Twenty-five diplomas 
were granted. The class of 1908 repre- 
sents tive departments of the College 
and seven different courses. The class 
roll follows. 


A. G. Hottenstein, 
Prof. H. K. Ober 
E. R. Ruhl 


K. E. Hartman 


M. Gertrude Hess 
Edith M. Martin 
Gertrude Newcomer 
Daisy P. Rider 
Lillian H. Risser 
Lizzie M. Weaver 
C. M. Neff 
S. G. Myer 
H. L. Smith 


(a) Advanced 

B. Orella Gochnauer 

Maud Sprinkle 
Anna VVolgemuth 
Trostle P. Dick 
Martin S. Brandt 
C. B. Latshaw 
John Z. Herr 
(b) Regular 
Wm. Bar to 
R. F. King 
Enoch Madeira 


Leah M. Sheaffer 


Kathryn Ziegler. 

The territory represented by the 
student body consisted of the states of 
Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland, 
and one foreign country, Turkey. The 
following counties of Pennsylvania were 
represented: Montgomery, Berks, 
Schuylkill, Union, Dauphin, Somerset, 
Cumberland, Franklin, York, Lancaster 
and Lebanon. 

Three Normal School graduates at- 
tended during the spring term pursuing 
advanced studies along the line of 
Pedagogy, Mathematics and Languages. 

Three members of the class of 1908 
expect to return next year: E. R. Ruhl 
will begin work on the Classical Course 
and assist in teaching in the depart- 
ment of Mathematics: H. L. Smith ex- 
pects to complete the Pedagogical 


Course; Leah M. Sheaffer will be a regu- 
lar member of the faculty next year con- 
tinuing as assistant in the Music de- 

All rooms in both buildings were used 
during the spring term, and several who 
could not room at the College were obli- 
ged to board in town. This fact shows 
the urgent need of another new building. 

Advantages of a Summer School. 

The long summer vacation of eleven 
or twelve weeks is more harmful than 
beneficial to the best interests of pupils, 
in the public schools in our cities and 
towns. Much valuable time is lost and 
unimproved. Hence many cities have 
"vacation schools," the rapid growth of 
which is sufficient evidence that pupils 
do not need three months' absence from 

Likewise in academies and colleges, 
the "summer school" idea has met with 
favor wherever tried, and it is entirely 
probable that the summer school has be- 
come a permanent feature of many in- 
stitutions of higher education. Accord- 
ingly, the trustees of Elizabethtown 
College have authorized a six weeks' 
Summer Term to begin July 6. Already 
a goodly number have enrolled and it will 
likely grow in tavor more and moreeach 

Special advantages are offered those 
who wish to finish courses in the school 
and at the public schools. By attending 
both the Spring and SummerTerms, near- 
ly a half year's work can be accomplish- 
ed. Others who have heavy programs 
in the senior year can lighten them con- 
siderably by attendance during the Sum- 
mer Term. Each student is expected to 
pursue only three studies and do a full 
term's work in each. Students prepar- 
ing tor college who have conditions to 
make up, will find excellent facilities 
offered at the Summer School. 

By means of the Summer Term', a 
whole school year may be gained in live 
vears. Hence its economic value so far 

as time is concerned is sufficient to justify 
its existence. As time goes on, the 
social values of the Summer School as 
well as its general value for general 
reading and quiet research will no doubt 
become apparent. 

The home of Professor and Mrs. E. E. 
Eshelman was gladdened on May 28th 
by the presence of a baby girl. Her 
little life brought joy and sunshine into 
their happy home but the light shone 
dimly and the little lamp went out after 
shedding its rays of sunshine only a day. 
We are again reminded of the time Jesus 
gathered the children around him and 
said, "Of such is the kingdom of heaven." 
So the reaper, Death, with his sickle 
keen, came and took the floweret and 
transplanted it in the garden of Cod. 

The Eaculty, students, and many 
friends extend to Prof, and Mrs. Eshel- 
man their sympathies in the loss of their 
baby girl, and commend them to the 
guidance of a kind Father who doeth all 
things well. 

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A number of the residents of Eliza- 
bethtown attended the Annual Confer- 
ence in Iowa, among them being Elder 
S. H. Hertzler and Jos. Rider, both 
trustees of the school. 




The annual music program which 
was rendered on Saturday, June 6th, in 
Music Hall at the College, was attended 
bv a large and appreciative audience. 
That the people of Elizabethtown appre- 
ciate good music was proved by their 
presence and attentiveness. 

At the appointed time the audience 
was greeted by the sweet strains of the 
instrument. Following this, Prof. H. K. 
Ober gave the address ot welcome which 
was followed by a song, entitled : 
"Come to the Gay Feast oi Song," sung 
by Prof. Warn pier, Miss Shaefter, Mrs. 
Wampler and Mr. Glasmire. 

The following program was then ren- 
dered : — 

I Will Praise Thee Wilson 

Spring Song Mendelssohn 

Misses Longenecker, Miller; Messrs. 
Price and Hollinger. 

Aufforderung Zum Tanz Weber 

Miss Withers. 

Galop Militaire Mayer 

Mr. Price, Misses Wagner, Longenecker 

Valse Chromatique Godard 

Miss Kline. 

2nd Valse, Op. 56 Godard 

Misses Withers, Miller. 

On the Arena March Engelmann 

Miss Kline, Mr. Price, Misses 

Sweigert, Cashman. 

Who Knows What the Bells Say? . . Parker 

Miss Sheaffer, Mrs. Wampler, 

Messrs. Wampler, Glasmire. 

Valse Brilliante Mosgkowski 

Mr. Price 

Rain Drops . Eaton 

Miss H offer. 

Sing Alleluia Forth Price 

Rhapsodie Hongroise No. 2, (Celebrated 

Cadenza by Franz Bendel) .. ..Liszt 

Miss Sheaffer, '08 

While the Dew is on the Lilies Hart 

Mr. Price, Miss Hess. 
Bridal Chorus and March (From Loh- 
engrin) Wagner 

Misses Sheaffer, H offer, Kline 
and Withers. 

Jerusalem Parker 

Mr. Glasmire 
Grand i/'antaisie Brilliante, "Oberon" Weber 

Miss Sheaffer, Mrs. Wampler. 
Gloria in Excelsis Mozart 

The participants in the program of ex- 
ercises showed the efficiency of their in- 

The principal feature of the eveuing 
was the solo "Rhapsodie Hongroise No. 
2," one of the nineteen compositions 
written by the world's greatest pianist, 
Fiauz Liszt. This was played by Miss 
Leah M. Shaefter, a graduate of the four 
years piano course. She played it very 
skilfully. At times we were carried away 
in a veritable storm of chromatic pro- 
gressions, only to be brought back by 
the tender harmonic strains, finally end- 
ing with full chord progressions in a 
manner characteristic of the performer. 
Agnes M. Ryan. 

Baccalaureate Sermon. 

The Baccalaureate Sermon to the 
graduates was delivered in the College 
chapel on Sunday evening, June 7, by 
Eld. J. Kurtz Miller of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

His subject was "The Race of Life and 
the Prize," as embodied in the following 
text: —1 Cor. 9: 24, Heb. 12: 1. 

Bro. Miller in his forceful, able manner, 
threw out upon his audience the ammu- 
nition of Gospel Truth in a way which 
we hope, left impressions which can 
never be forgotten, and which shall 
mold the lives of our graduates into 
valiant soldiers for Truth and Right. 

A more lengthy report of the sermon 
will be given on another page. 



The third program was rendered on 
Monday evening June 8, in Heisey's 
Auditorium by the Advanced Chorus 
Class of the College, — the touching 
sacred Cantata, entited, "Esther, the 
Beautiful Queen." 

The Bible characters represented were 
Esther, the Queen, (Jennie Miller), 
Ahasuerus, the King, (W. E. Glasmire), 
Hainan, the King's Counsellor, and 
Overseer of the Kealm, (Erank Kline"), 
Mordccai, a Jew, (IE C. Price), Zeresh, 
Hainan's Wife, (Elizabeth Kline), Mor- 
decai's Sister and Prophetess, (Leah 
Sheaffer), A Median Princess, (Annie 
Longenecker), A Persian Princess, 
(Kathryn Mover), Beggar, (R. E. Hart- 
mau), Herald, Harbonah, Scribe, (C. B. 
Latshaw) , Hegai, (C. M. NefT.) Chorus, 
Persians, Jews, Maids of Honor. 

The program required lony and care- 
ful preparation, and its elegant rendition 
manifested the skill and patient applica- 
tion of the musical director and his assis- 
tant, Prof, and Mrs. B. E. Warn pier. 

Commercial Program. 

Tuesday evening, June 9, an interest- 
ing and educative program was given by 
the Commercial graduates. 

Prof. H. K. Ober opened the program 
by invocation. 

Music entitled ''Twilight Dreams, was 
given by the Ladies' Chorus. 

Prof. J. Z. Herr, the principal of the 
Commercial Department gave the open- 
ing address. In his address of welcome 
he reminded us of the need of true busi- 
ness men in the commercial world. He 
also spoke of the students who tormerly 
studied at Elizabethtown College and 
now are busily engaged in the affairs of 
the world. 

John Z. Herr delivered an oration on 

"The Call of The City."" He clearly 
presented to the audience the business 
man as needed in the city in every vo- 
cation of life. 

Martin S. Brandt gave a declamatiou 
on "Self Reliance." Many helpful hints 
were given to the Commercial students. 

An essay entitled "Woman's Sphere in 
the Commercial World" given by Anna 
Wolgemuth, told of the change in occu- 
pation of woman in the last few years 
and also of her use in the commercial 

Music, "Fairy Moonlight" by the Glee 
Club was much enjoyed by the audience. 

Chalmer B. Latshaw also delivered an 
oration entitled "The True Business 
Man." He brought before the audience 
the ideal business man, the businessman 
who carries on tradeand business honest- 
ly and conscientiously. The fads and 
and ideas given could well be applied to 
all vocations of life. 

The reciter of the evening was Maud 
Sprinkle who recited "O'Conner." The 
story was pathetic and much appreciated 

Another oration of the evening was 
Keuben F. King the subject being 
given by "Character and Commerce." 
The oration contained many helpful 
ideas, putting character back of all trade. 

The Ladies' Chorus rendered a selec- 
tion of music entitled "Evening Song." 

Hon. E. E. McCurdv of Lebanon, ad- 
dressed the graduates. He portrayed 
the stenographer as wanted by the busi- 
ness man and also spoke of the ascension 
of the industrious man. The address 
contained many excellent truths which 
will prove to be helpful to all and especi- 
ally to those who are about to take part 
in the business transactions of the world. 

The program ended by music given by 
the Male Quartet, "When The Little 
Ones Say Good Night." The selection 
was beautiful and was much enjoyed. 
Kathryn T. Mover. 



Qass Day. 

Class Day exercises were held in the 
College Chapel ou Wednesday afternoon 
June 10th, beginning at 2.00 p. rn. The 
following was lh.3 program : 

MUSIC "lis Our Festal Day Ladies' Duet 

ADDRESS, Pres. A. G. Hottenstein, Elizabelhtown 
CLASS HISTORY, Edith M. Martin, Derry Church 

ESSAY, Gertrude Hess, Kauffman, Pa. 

MUSIC, Bye-Gone Days, Sextette 

READIN G, Lillian Risser, Lawn, Pa. 

CLASS POEM, H. L.Smith, Harrisburg, Pa. 

MUSIC, ... .Oh, Lovely Evening Star, Sextette 

RECITATION,.... Elizabeth Weaver, Rheems, Pa. 

PROPHECY, C. M. Neff, Lititz, Pa. 


Class Song. 

We gaze into the great unknown, 

The untried realm of future, 
Where mossy glade and downy dell, 

Where hope doth prosper, nnd wnere strife, 
We vaguely see The lowlands rich 

With verd?nt growth and iaden bough; — 
The wealth of efforts just reward; — 

All this we see but dimly, now. 

For years this kindled flame of hope 

Natured thru' pleasure, grief and pain, 
Has been ambition's beacon light, 

To cheer the way, and help to gain 
The much prized goal. To day the hearts 

Of all rejoice, in hope fulfilled, 
'Mid labor and anxiety 

And all are glad it thus was willed. 

This day of days we hold most dear, 

As one we stand in heart and aim; 
But sadness rives the loyal heart, 

The crucial hour we dread to name 
Has come, alas! (J'erpowering grief 

Doth smite the soul, and loneliness 
With drooping wing hangs over us, 

Wrapping the heart in cheerlessness. 

All praise to him who leads us thru' 

All hours of sadness, by his might; 
What tho' the heart, for sorrow weeps 

What tho' the sun so clear and bright 
Be wrapped in gloom. Still we will sing 

In praise of Alma Mater dear 
And God who bids us naught to fear. 

We'll live the joyous life while here. 

Words by H L. Smith. 
Music by Leah M. Sheaffer 

Alusimi Meeting. 

The Literary meeting of the Alumni 
Association was held in the College 
Chapel Wednesday evening, June 10, at 
7:30 p. m. The following program was 

Music - - - Glee Club 

Address of Welcome - By the President 
Roll Call. 

Music - - Female Quartet 

Recitation - Nellie M. Hartman, '00 

Lebanon, Pa. 
Oration - - G. H. Light, '07 

Mt. Zion, Pa. 
Music - - . - Glee Club 

Essay - - B. Mary Royer, '07 

Rothsville, Pa. 
Address - - Prof. J. G. Meyer, '05 

Lancaster, Pa. 
Music - . - Ladies' Chorus 

The Business meeting of the associa- 
tion was held immediately after the 
Literary session and was well attended. 
Officers were elected as follows: 
W. E. Glasmire, '07, President. 
Walter K. Gish '05, 1st Vice President 
James Breitigan '06, 2nd Vice President 
Harry Nye '06, 3rd Vice President. 
B Mary Rover '07, Recording Secretary 
Minerva Stauft'er '05, Corresponding 

Mary B. Hess '05, Treasurer. 
Luella G. Fogelsanger '06, Elizabeth 
Kline '05, J. G. Myer '05, Executive 

An amendment was made to the con- 
stitution changing the time of the Busi 
ness meeting from 1:30 p. m., Wednes- 
day, to 2 p. m., Thursday of Commence- 
ment Week. Luella G. Eogelsaxgek. 

Cominen.cem.ent Exercises. 

On the advent of Commencement Lay 
everybody was anxiously awaiting the 
events of the day. The weather was 
fine and consequently a large crowd of 
relatives of the graduates and others 
had assembled in Memorial Hall before 
the exercises began. 

The chapel presented a beautiful ap- 
pearance, being artistically decorated 
with palms and other plants. Shortly 
before nine o'clock the trustees, faculty 
and graduates entered the chapel in a 
body, and occupied the seats reserved 
for them. Promptly at the appointed 
time, the program was opened by devo- 
tional exercises conducted by Eld. S. R. 
Smith, of Harrisburg. The following 


program was tbeu rendered : 

Anthem — (a) -'Seek Ye the Lord," (b) 
"What Shall It Profit a Man?" Senior 
Vocal Class. Oration.— "School of 
Everyday Life," Daisy P. Rider. Ora- 
tion. — "The Power of Influence, "Elmer 
E. Ruhl. Female Quartet. — "Life's 
Dream." Oration.— "The Book of Ma- 
ture," Gertrude Newcomer. Oration.— 
"The Four Cycles," Samuel Meyer. 
Male Quartet— (a) "Old Oaken Bucket," 
(b> "Swanee River." Oration.— "The 
Evils of Centralization," R. E. Hartinan. 
Oration. — "The Universal Language," 
Leah M. Sheaffer. Oration. — "Ideals 
Made Practical," Amos G. Hottenstein. 
Chorus. — "Bridal Chorus." — From Rose 
Maiden — Senior Vocal Class. Presenta- 
tion of Diplomas by Dr. D. C. Reber. 
Class Song. — Senior Class. 

Extracts From Orations. 
Miss Daisy P. Rider in her graceful 
way, made everybody feel welcome with 
the following words : 

Salutatory Address 

"As the vista of life opens before us, 
we stand before you rilled only with joy 
and hope for the future. We forget the 
difficulties and disappointment of the 
past in the joy of the present. 

This joy is made even greater when 
we view the smiling faces of our friends 
who have always sympathized with us 
and urged us forward, and it is with 
great emotions that we welcome you all 
in our midst. We welcome our trustees 
who have tried so faithfully to make our 
surrounding, pleasant and convenient. 
We welcome our fellow students, who 
have shared both the joys and sorrows 
of our school life. The pleasant 'memo- 
ries of the past few years will cling to us 
through the weary years which many 
follow as sweet fragrance clings to the 
rose. We welcome our teachers who 
have always so patiently labored with 
us and manifested so kindly an interest 
in our welfare. With affectionate re- 

memberance do we greet. you who have 
pointed out to us the paths of know- 
ledge. Well may we bring our testimony 
to the value of the culture here impart- 
ed, speak our vows of homage before 
these holy altars, and place our gifts of 
gratitude upon our Alma Mater's shrine. 

We welcome those whose faces have 
never before been seen within these 
walls. We thank you for coming to 
witness our triumph. And again, to our 
trustees, fellow students, teachers and 
friends, we, the class of nineteen hundred 
eight, extend to you all a cordial wel- 

Then she delivered her oration proper, 
on the subject "School of Everyday 
Life," in a commendable manner, say- 
ing in part: 

"What school, what university, what 
institution of any kind has a greater in- 
fluence in determining our destinies than 
the school of everyday life? It is the 
school which nature has provided and 
whose teacher is Cod. 

You may go to schosl all your life and 
yet be a dullard. Your bead may be a 
library stuffed with book knowledge, ypt 
you may lack that practical wisdom and 
tact which make a success of life. One 
may have talents bright as the sun, 
yet be dependent on very ordinary peo- 
ple. He may be a know-every thing and 
a do-nothing. 

Practical wisdom is onlv to be learned 
in the school of experience. Precepts 
and instructions are useful so far as they 
go, but without the discipline of real 
life, without the routine of our every- 
day duties, they remain of the nature of 
theory only. The hard facts of existence 
must be faced to give that touch of 
truth to character which can never be 
imparted by reading or tuition, but only 
by contact with the broad instincts 
of common men and women." 

Our relations to our fellow beings, and 
our responsibilities in this life, were for- 
cibly impressed upon us by Elmer R. 



Ruhl in bis oration on the subject "Tbe 
Power of Influence." He said in part: 

We watch with wonder the apparent 
flight of the sun through the heavens, 
glowing upon planets, shortening winter 
and bringing summer, thrilling the hills 
and valleys with the flush of life, start- 
ling the flowers in the meadows green 
and gently whispering the duties to mail. 
But this is not half so wonderful as the 
passage of a humau heart, glowing and 
■ sparkling with ten thousand effects, ex- 
haling blessings or blightings in its flight 
through life. It is the centre of out- 
reaching influence. The individual ex- 
hales moral forces as unconsciously as 
he does the contagion of disease from 
the body, and if there is light within the 
person he shines; if darkness rules he 
shades; if his heart glows with love, he 
warms ; if frozen with selfishness, he 
chills; if corrupt he poisons; if pure- 
hearted he cleanses. 

In 1848 during the riot in Paris, the 
mob swept down a street blazing with 
cannon, killed the soldiers, spiked the 
guns, only to be stopped a few blocks 
beyond by an old white-haired man, 
who uncovered his head and signaled 
for silence. The leader of the mob said, 
"Gentlemen, sixty years of pure life, is 
about to address you." Thus a true 
man's presence influenced a mob that 
cannon could not stay. Yet his speech 
was only a tithe of his power and the 
spell A : as only fully wrought by the in- 
fluence of the man's personal touch. 
Thus only a fraction ofa man's character 
can manifest itself in speech, yet happy 
the man of moral energy whose mere 
presence like Samuel the seer, restrains 
others, softens and transforms them. , 

Miss Gertrude Newcomer transported 
her audience to the forest and field by 
her beautiful thoughts on the subject, 
"The Book of Nature." Some of the 
thoughts were : 

"Read the lesson of comfort and cheer 
from the blossoming trees and the bloom- 

ing flowers as they freely exhale their 
fragrance, making this earth a very Para- 
dise about us. Look deep into the open 
bud of an early primrose. "So Virtue 
blooms brought forth amid the storm of 
chill adversity. Like her, she rears her 
head in some lone walk of life, obscure 
and unobserved." The lily suggests a 
saintly life. Is it the fringed gentian 
you see? Look closer. 

As its sweet and quiet eye looks heaven- 
I would that thus when I shall see 
The hour of death draw near to me 
Have, blossoming within, within my 

May look to heaven as I depart. 
Thy voiceless lips, O flowers, are living 

Each cup a pulpit, every leaf, a book 
Supplying to my fancynumerous teachers 
From loneliest nook. 

For weeks during the winter season, 
these voiceless preachers have laid buried 
but what a sublime story of theresurrec- 
tiou they teach us. It is the story of 
gladenned hearts and rejoicing as they 
push forth in the morning of the year. 
At eventide, as the day is dying we are 
taught the joy, the peace, the calmness, 
the serenity, that come with the close of 
a completed life. We behold the moun- 
tain, purple in the evening mist, 
the changing wonders of the sea, and 
read there a mystic meaning which 
the rapt soul alone can read as his eyes 
look over the expanse to the farther 
shore, and view the dawn of an eternal 

Mr. Samuel Meyer portrayed the 
"Four Cycles" with oratorical effect and 
carried the listeners into scientific realms 
by his masterly thoughts. Following 
are a few thoughts given: 

.A great writer has said: "All the world 
is a stage and all men merely players of 
the drama of life." 

First on the scene there appears an in- 


fant in its innocently, the embryo ot a 
uniqu.e character, to which God contrib- 
uted an iunnoital soul and its parents 
a being. 

Now you see a child, reared in penury, 
mid nature's influences. Now there ap- 
pears a youth at the cross-roads of life, 
choosing a destiny, standing like a sculp- 
tor with his character uncarved before 

Now you see youth building into man- 
hood. As the rivulet scoops out the 
valley, moulds the hillside and carves 
the face of the mountain so his stream 
of thought sculptures his soul into graces, 
mellows his heart into tenderness and 
love and these are mirrored in his coun- 

Now there appears a fully developed 
man, at the zenith of his glory, delving 
deep into the fountain of wisdom, rais- 
ing beacon lights for a benighted world, 
setting in motion waves of influence 
whose circumference ever widens with 
the square of the distance until they 
break upon the shores of eternity. 

Now you see a man in the decline of 
life for his mental and physical powers 
are abated, the keepers of his house do 
tremble, his strong men do bow them- 
selves and he is about to say with the 
poet: — 

Twilight and the evening bell 

And after that the dark 
And inav there be no sadness of fare- 

When I embark; 
For though from out our bourne of 
time and place 

The flood may bear me far « 
I hope to see my pilot face to face 

When I have crossed the bar. 

"Thus shall the dust return unto the 
earth as it was and the spirit into God 
who gave it." 

''The Evils of Centralization" were 
vividly exposed by Mr. Russell E. Hart- 
man in emphatic language. 

The copy of this extract reached the 
editor to late for publication. 

"The Universal Language" was the 
subject of an oration given by Miss Leah 
M. Shea tier. The influence and univer- 
sality of music were beautifully portrayed 
She said in part: 

Mighty and powerful tho the word 
language be, it pales into insignificance 
before this universal language. Wagner 
says: "The tone language is the begin- 
ning and the end of the word language." 
Other languages appeal to the intellect 
but music comes with a united appeal to 
intellect and emotions, it moves the 
heart and the heart becomes its inter- 
preter. It is like the speech of angels 
but thanks be to God it is not monopo- 
lized by them; mortals too may speak 
this language. 

The word language is used to curse 
and revile but music speaks of naught 
but the good, the true, the beautiful* 

The mission of music is a holy one 
when its highest aim is reached. It 
raises men from, the meanness and deg- 
radation of this sin-cursed world to the 
loftiness and holiness of the life immor- 
tal. It softens the intellect, it controls 
the emotions, it uplifts the character, it 
purifies the heart, it elevates the soul, it 
ennobles the life. 

Mr. Amos G. Hottenstein orated on 
the subject "Ideals Made Practical." 
Many practical thoughts were presented. 
The farewell to Trustees, Faculty, Stu- 
dents and Classmates, was spoken in 
words indicative of parting and with 
touching effect, in the following words. 

"The ideal is the soul'sconsciousnessof 
its possibilities, the measure of what 
man may attain and what he strives to 
attain. The soul hungers for something 
vast and ideals lure to the long voyage, 
the distant harbor, and are the shores 
by which the pilgrim shapes his courses. 

It is not easy to estimate controlling 
ideals at their true value and it is harder 
still to arrange and order them in a 
system — clear, logical, consistent — a 
philosophy of life. But we should be 


able to get some light of the real worth 
of our ideals by looking at the shape 
they would give to human experience if 
faithfully applied to politics, to litera- 
ture, to education, to religion, to the 
conduct of life. 

The ideal of American Glory, and in- 
fluence of American Government, and of 
American manhood— these are the an- 
cestral ideals that have been the strength 
and prosperity of America through the 
nineteenth century." 

School Notes. 

At the Miller-Breitigan wedding, Mr. 
C. M. Neff, 'OS, acted as groomsman and 
Miss Mazie Martin as bridesmaid. 

Mr. C. B. Latshaw, "OS, has accepted a 
position as traveling for the Kreider 
Shoe Co., of Elizabeth to wo. 

Mr. W. E. Glasmire, '07, and Miss 
Sallie Miller will be employed at the 
Children's Industrial Home, Harrisburg, 
during the summer. The school is lo- 
cated near 19th and Derry streets. They 
will begin their work on July 1st. 

Miss Daisy Rider, 'OS, will teach Rutt's 
school in West Donegal township. 

Miss Kathryn Ziegler, 'OS, attended 
the Annual Conference in Des Moines, 
Iowa, and from that point started for 
Portland, Oregon, to visit her brother 
Samuel, and on her return will visit a 
sister in North Dakota, She, together 
with four others, will sail in October as a 
missionary to India. We hope to have 
her visit her friends in Elizabethtpwn 
before she sails. . . 

Resolutions of Sympathy. 

Whereas, our Heavenly Father has 
seen fit to remove from us, our aged 
brother.Daniel Zeigler, the father of Eld. 
Jesse Zeigler, President of the Board of 
Trustees and father of our beloved 
student, Kathryn Ziegler, Be it. 

Resolved, First, that we, the Faculty 
and students of Elizabethtown College, 

do hereby tender our sympathies to the 
bereaved family. 

Resolved, Second, that we commend 
them to their Father in Heaven who 
doeth all things well. 

Resolved, Third, that a copy of these 
resolutions be sent to the bereaved 
family and thaL they be published in 
"Our College Times," "Elizabethtown 
Chronicle," "The Herald," and the 
local papers of Royersford. 

Prof. E. E. Eshelman, 

L. B. Earhart, J-Com. 

Elizabeth Kline, 

Baccalaureate Sermon. 

Brother Miller after reading the texts 
as reported on another page began thus: 

You remember when that great 
Napoleon led his troops down to Fgypt 
amidst those wonderful monuments, he 
said, "Soldiers, four thousand years of 
history are looking down upon you. Be 
men." He meant that what men have 
accomplished in the past should inspire 
his troops to do all that was in their 
power in the battle that was before 
them. Paul in writing these letters to. 
the Hebrews, says in the 11th chapter, be- 
ginning with Abel and coming on down 
through the history of time with almost 
four thousand years of history, pointing 
us to men and women of whom God is 
not ashamed because of the life of faith 
they have lived. Paul would say in 
these texts, "four thousand years of 
Bible history, are looking down upon 
you, therefore be strong and run the 

Paul says in the 12th chapter of He- 
brews, a great cloud of witnesses is look- 
ing upon you ; run with patience the 
race that is set before you, looking unto 
Jesus. Paul had seen those great am- 
phitheatres where fifty thousand peo- 
ple could gather and look down at those 
running the Grecian races. Let us make 
a spiritual application, — there are a great 
many witnesses from this world looking 
at you and me running this race. 

(To be continued in next issue.) 



Final Examination. 

For graduation in the Pedagogical 
course offered by Elizabethtown College, 
a final examination in pedagogy and re- 
lated subjects is required of all candi- 
dates for the degree of Bachelor of Peda- 
gogy. This examination was held this 
year at the College on June 1. Supt. H. 
Milton Roth of Gettysburg, Pa., and J. 
Kelso Green, Carlisle, Pa., constituted 
the examining committee. Those ex- 
amined were A. Hottenstein of Eiiza- 
bethtown, and E. R. Ruhl of Brunner- 
ville. These educators were favorably 
impressed with the manner in which 
tiese students acquitted themselves and 
expect to accord graduates in this course 
t >e same favors which, have been ac- 
corded pedagogical graduates in Lancas- 
ter, Dauphin, Montgomery, Bedford aud 
Cambria counties. 

Supt. Brecht, of Lancaster county is- 
sued a No. 1 provisional certificate to 
Mr. Hottenstein without examination 
on May 26, and similarly a professional 
certificate to Mr. Ruhl. Miss Edith M. 
Martin, a graduate in the English Scien- 
ti lie course, was granted a professional 
certificate by Supt. Garver, of Dauphin 

As an additional requirement of peda- 
gogical graduates, a thesis on an educa- 
tional theme consisting of at least three 
thousand words must be presented type- 
written. The subjects of this year's 
theses are as follows : "The Ethical 
Function of the School" by A. G. Hot- 
tenstein; "Development in the Race and 
in the Individual" by E. R. Ruhl. 

Next Year's Faculty. 

Prof, and Mrs. Warn pier will spend 
some time during the summer vacation 
in study with some leading musicians in 
further preparation for their work in 

Prof. Ober, expects to spend six weeks 

in study at Ursinus College, and will re- 
sume his duties in the science depart- 
ment next fall with greater efficiency. 

Acting President Reber addressed the 
Alumni of Juniata College on June 18, 
and was a visitor at the Commencement 
exercises of the same institution. He 
also attended the convention of the 
National Educational Association held 
at Cleveland, Ohio, June 29 to July 3. 

Prof E. C. Bixler expects to spend the 
coming year at the University of Penn- 
sylvania pursuing studies in Pedagogy 
and Languages. His valuable services 
will be greatly missed at the college next 

Prof. J. G. Meyer will continue his 
classical studies at Franklin and Mar- 
shall College, being a member of the 
Sophomore Class. 

The efficient principal of the Commer- 
cial Department, Prof. Jacob Z. Heir, 
will not serve the college in this capacity 
next year. He has been employed by 
an industrial firm in town as head book- 
keeper. His duties as teacher of Pen- 
manship, Bookkeeping, and other 
commercial branches will be preformed 
next year by Walter K. Gish, a graduate 
of Elizabethtown College in the Advanc- 
ed Commercial Course, in 1904, and in 
the Banking Course in Li)05. Mr. Gish 
has been a student of the College in the 
Pedagogical Course since his graduation 
while at the same time teaching success- 
fully two years in the public schools of 
Lancaster county. Mr. Gish will spend 
the months of July and August at the 
famous Zanerian Art School at Columbus, 
Ohio, in further preparation for his work. 
Prof. Gish will also have charge of a 
gentlemen's hall next year. 

Prof. M. A. Good of Bridgewater, Va., 
has been secured to serve the college as 
steward. Besides, he will teach 
Geography and other branches along 
the line of Mathematics and Science. 
Prof. Good was formerly a member of 
the faculty in Bridgewater College, a 
student in one of the universities of 


Virginia, and for several years principal 
of the High School in that town. Owing 
to his experience and advantages, he 
will be a valuable addition to next year's 

The management takes pleasure to an- 
nounce that Miss L. Margaret Haas re- 
turns to the faculty next year. After 
spending a year in New York City in the 
Winona Bible School, she will be capable 
of giving thorough instruction in that 
Department. She will also have charge 
of the ladies in Physical Culture and 
teach Orthography, Reading and Cram- 
mar. She will also perform duties as 
Hall Teacher. 

Prof. Eshelman will continue as teach- 
er in the Bible Department assisted by 
Miss Haas. Besides he will teach 
Algebra, Ethics, New Testament Creek, 
and assist in historical branches. 

W. E. Olasmire and Miss Leah Sheaffer 
will enter the faculty as regular teachers 
in the Music Department. Prof. Glts- 
mire will have charge- of the gentlemen 
in Memorial Hall and assist in Vocal 
Music. He will also instruct the gentle- 
men in Physical Culture. Miss Sheaffer 
will give instruction on piano and organ 
as assistant to Mrs. Warn pier. 

Ceo. H. Light expects to teach in the 
public schools of Montgomery County 
therefore will not be with us next year. 

R. W. Schlosser will be assistant in 
Latin and Greek next Year. Prof. Bix- 
ler's work will be divided among Miss 
Eogelsanger, Mr. Schlosser and Dr. 
lieber. Miss Fogelsanger will teach 
History of Education, Educational 
Classics, etc. in addition to her other 
classes in History, Literature and Short- 
hand. Mr. Schlosser will teach the first 
and second years' classes in Latin and 
the beginning class in Creek. He will 
spend six weeks in study this summer 
at Ursinus College in further preparation 
for his work. Dr. Reber will teach the 
classes in Latin and Creek above those 

E. R. Ruhl will assist in teaching classes 

in Mathematics in addition to having 
charge of the college book room and 
undertaking studies in the Classical 

L. D. Rose after spending the summer 
session at Ursinus College will be assist- 
ant to Dr. Reber in teaching Cerman. 
He will have charge of the class in first 
year German. 

Miss Elizabeth Kline will have charge 
of classes in typewriting again next year. 

Pres. Beahm will again direct the work 
of the next Bible Term and will be as- 
sisted by Eld. J. Kurtz Miller and Eld. 
S. H. Hertzler, and others as teachers. 

Miss Elizabeth Myer will spend some 
time in canvassing during the summer 
vacation. She represented the college 
on the Bi-Centennial program at the Des 
Moines Conference reading a paper en- 
titled, "Growth of Sunday Schools in the 
Brethren Church." 

Club Rates. 

The regular subscription price of "Our 
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twelve subscribers, $5.00. This offer 
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you can for us. Your efforts will be 
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Our editor-in-chief, Miss Myer, was 
one of the only two women in the whole 
United States who appeared upon the 
Bi-Centennial program rendered in Des 
Moines, Iowa. The "Gospel Messenger" 
published in Elgin, 111., says, "Sister 
Elizabeth Myer read a splendidly pre- 
pared essay on "The Growth of the Sun- 
day School Movement. She put much 
work on the essay and read it well." 

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Trip to Des Moines. Iowa. 
On Sunday evening, .May 31, we left 
our homes in Elizabethtown for Harris- 
burg where we spent the night at Broth- 
er Addison Holler's. Next morning after 
eating a good bieakfast, we started for 
t lie Lehigh Valley R. R. Station where 
we purchased round-trip tickets for Des 
Moines, and boarded the train at 8.00 p.m. 
in. By the time we reached Reading 
our party numbered thirty-one. At this 
point, Mr. <i. <i. Noble, Passenger Agent 
for Lehigh Valley R. R., and at Allen- 
town; Mr. C. II Latta, Trav. Passenger 
Agent for Wabash lines joined us and 
personally conducted the party, Mr. 
I atta to Chicago, and Mr. Noble to Des 
Moines. We had a car all lo ourselves 
from I larrisburg lo Des Moines. The 
ride up the Lehigh Valley R. R. through 
trio mountains and coal regions of Pa. 
ami the lake regions of New York is 
magnificient beyond description. The 
Switzerland of America (Mauch Chunk), 
the Summer Resort at Cleu Summit 
Springs, the Sanatorium for Consump- 
tives at White Haven, the slate quarries 
at Slatington. from which p.lace our slate 
black-boards at College were imported, 
were some of the places of interest we 
passed on our way through Pa. One 
thousand boys and girls are employed 
in the National School Slate Factories at 
Slatington. In New York we passed 
acres and acres of vineyards, and saw 
the lights at Cornell University, located 
on the heights near Ithica, at the head 
of Cayuga Lake. We crossed the St. 
Croix river on a steamboat — train and 
all— and as we sailed along our party 
left the train and went up on deck. As 
we stood near the pilot, we sang "Jesus, 
Savior, Pilot Me." 

As we neared Buffalo we were delayed 
by a "hot-box" long enough to cause us 
to miss our planned connections at that 
place, and so we lost our stop-over of 
six hours in Chicago as formerly planned. 
We left Chicago about 6.30 Tuesday 
evening and arrived in Des Moines at 

about 7.30 Wednesday morning. Kleven 
of us secured lodging in the city at 709 
L'ark Street, on West side of Des Moines 
river. We crossed the river on a trolley- 
bridge twice a day on our way to and 
from the Annual Meeting grounds. 
Des Moines is a beautiful city with a 
population of about 70, 00U. The Annual 
Conference was held on the State Fair 
Grounds, about three miles from the 
town. The stock pavilion in which the 
meetings were held was a large circular 
budding with a seating capacity of about 
10,001). There were enough buildings on 
the grounds to accommodate a few thous- 
and lodgers. At a meeting of this kind, 
beds, mattresses, blankets, comforts, pil- 
lows, chairs, wash-basins and pitchers 
must be bought or rented, or carried 
along from home. Here some lived as 
near neighbors, with only a canvas or 
curtain partition between. The grounds 
consisting of a few hundred acres was 
covered with blue grass, with cinder, 
stone, and board walks connecting the 
different buildings, perhaps fifty of them, 
while several hundred trees scattered 
here and there, lent their shade to the 
scene. Some of the buildings were large, 
but most were small, containing three to 
eight rooms, constructed on the summer- 
cottage plan. A large Horticultural 
Building was set apart for 'social pur- 
poses and a rest room. In this building 
the Brethren's Publishing House had its 
headquarters. A large building known 
as "Women's Rest" located on a hill 
overlooking the grounds was set apart 
for the Standing Committee, an august 
body of forty-four elders, who held three 
sessions daily and discussed and placed 
answers to vital questions regarding the 
welfare of the church. Their sessions 
included in all fifty-three and a-half 
hours and during this time toirty-four 
prayers were offered unto the Lord for 
His guidance iu this great and far-reach- 
ing work. The conference closed on 
Thursday afternoon, June 11, and in the 
evening most of our party started on 



our homeward journey. We stopped 
oft* at Chicago and visited Swift & Co.'s 
slaughter-house and Libby's packing- 

.Swift & Company's Chicago plant cov- 
ers forty-seven acres, where 6,000 per- 
sons are employed. The total number 
of employees in all plants and branch 
houses is over 25,000 and the annual 
sales exceed $200,000,000. 

The dressing of sheep takes about 
twenty-six minutes. The operation is 
very similar to that of dressing hogs 
with the exception that the peltis taken 
oft', then transferred to the Wool Fac- 
tory where the wool is removed, sorted 
into about fifty grades and the skin pre- 
pared for tanning. Both products of the 
pelt are then ready for the immediate 
use of cloth and leather manufacturers. 
The dressed sheep are nearly ail shipped 
without being cut. About fifteen difi'er- 
ent styles are used in dressing to suit 
the requirements of various sections of 
the country. The sheep dressing is also 
under the watchful eye of a United 
States Government Inspector. Capac- 
ity 6,000 daily. 

The cattle are administered a sledge 
hammer blow which painlessly dis- 
patches them. They are then taken to the 
dressing floor, thehideand intestines re- 
moved, the beef thoroughly washed and 
trimmed, the entire operation taking 
about 39 minutes, two hundred and fifty 
men being required for this department. 
U. S. Government inspection is also here 
in force to insure healthful meat to the 
dealers who patronize Swift & Company. 
Capacity 2,600 daily. 

The .guide then conducted us to the 
Visitors' Entrance of Libby, McNeil & 
Libby's plant, where interesting pro- 
cesses were shown of packing meat in 
tins and the manufacture of cans. 

The following are a few of Swift & 
Co.'s best known and popular brands : 
Swift's Premium Hams 
Swift's Premium Bacon 
Swift's Premium Sliced Bacon 

Swift's Premium Lard 

Swift's Prem. (Milk Fed) Chickens 

Brookfield Farm Sausage 

Brook field Farm Butter 

Brookfield Farm Eggs 

Swift's Silver Leaf Lard 

Swift's Cotosuet 

Swift's Jersey Butterine 

Swift's Beef Extract 

Wool Soap 

Swift's Scented Toilet Soaps 

Swift's Pride Laundry Soap 

Swift's Pride Washing Powder 

Our next stop was at Niagara Falls 
where I spent one of the most enjoyable 
days of my life. The ride of about nine 
miles by trolley aronnd on the Canadian 
side and back through the Great Gorge 
of the Niagara will not soon be forgotten. 
And the walk around Goat Island and 
across the Three Sisters Islands is one 
which no visitor to the Falls should fail 
to take. 

We left Niagara about 7.30 on Satur- 
day evening, and arrived at Elizabeth- 
town at 3.57 Sunday p. m. We passed 
through parts of six states and Canada, 
saw many places of interest, and en- 
joyed our trip very much indeed; but 
Oh ! the rapture of soul one experienced 
in meeting our loved ones at home again 
surpasses all joy that earth can afford. 
Elizabeth Myer 

The following have passed creditable 
examinations for teachers' certificates, — 
Teachers : Misses Lilian Risser, Mary 
Daveler, Minnie Ginder, and Messrs. A. 
G. Hottenstein, E. R. Ruhl, Harry Nye, 

C. R. Fry, L. B. Earhart, S. A. Myers, 

D. Hernley, P. B. Gibble.S. R. McDannel, 
and Ray Gruber. Beginners : Misses 
Elizabeth Hassler, Daisy P. Rider, Ella 
G. Young, Fianna P. Bucher, Emelia A. 
Gran, Agnes M. Ryan, and Messrs. C. 
L. Martin, Holmes S. Falkenstein, Harry 
L. Ebersole, Daniel Shank, B. F. Waltz 
and Jerome Sowers. 




Since our last report we acknowledge 
receipt of the following books: 
From the Sunday Bible Class Fund. 

Hillis — A Man's Value to Society. 

Hillis — The Investment of Influence. 

Murray — Abide iu Christ. 
—With Christ, 

Trumbull — Taking Men Alive. 

Wood — Winning Men One by One. 
From the Congressional Librarian. 

Report of Com. of Education 1905 2vols 
From the State Librarian. 

Report Sec' y Internal Affairs, part IV 

Report Dep*t Agriculture (1906) 

" Commission on Soldiers' and 
Orphans' Schools (1907) 

Report Sup't Public Instruction (1907) 
" " " Printing 1907 

Governor's Message to Gen. Assembly 

Myron Watson. 

Inaugural Address of Governor 1907 

Story of the Forth-eighth. 

Penna. School Laws and Decisions 1007 
/-'""""Baldwin — Psychology applied to the 
Art of Teaching. 

Rousseau — Emile. 

Adler — Moral Instruction of Children. 

Sharpless — English Education in El- 
ementary and Secondary Schools. 

Fouillee — Education from a National 

Preyer — Mental Development ot the 

Hinsdale — How to Study and Teach 

Blow — Symbolic Education. 

Howe — Systematic Science Teaching. 

Davidson — Education of the Greek 

Martin — Evolution of Mass. Public 
School System. 

Froebel — Pedagogies of the Kinder- 

Blow & Eliot — Mottoes and Commen- 
taries of Froebel's Mother-Plav. 


Blow — Songs and Music of Froebel's 
Mother l J lay. 

McLellau & Dewey — Psychology of 

Hinsdale — Teaching the Language Arts 

Campayre— Intellectual and Moral De- 
velopment of the Child. 

Eckoff— Herlarts A B C of Sense Per- 

Harris — Psychologic Foundations of 

Ross — School System ot Ontario. 
"Report — Commissioners of Sinking 
Fund (1907) 

Report — Factory Inspector (1907) 
" —State Librarian (1906) 
" Public Charities, etc. 1902. 
From the Library Fund. 

Rosenkrans — Philosophy of Education 

Painter — History of Education. 

Laurie — Rise and Early Constitution of 

Morrison — Ventilation and Warning of 
School Building. 

Froebel — Education Man. 

Baldwin — Elementary Psychology and 

Preyer — The Senses and the Wili. 

Kay — Memory; what it is. 

Preyer — Development of the Intellect. 

Parker — How to Study Geography. 

Boone — History of Education in U. S. 

Klemm — European Schools. 

Howland — Practical Hints for Teachers 

DeGuimps — Pestalozzi. 

Rickard — School Supervision. 

Lange — Higher Education of Women 
in Europe. 

Quick — Educational Reformers. 

Herbort — Text-book in Psychology. 

Johonnot — Principles and Practice of 

Baldwin — School Management and 

Froebel — Educational Laws for all 

Monroe — Bibliography of Education. 

Taylor— Study of the Child. 

Froebl — Education by Develpoment. 

Montaigne — -Education of Children. 



Bolton— Secondary School System of 

Howe — Advanced Elementary Science. 
Hughes — Dickens as an Educator. 
Greenwood— Principles of Education 
Practically Applied. 
Sheldom — Student Life and Customs. 
Search — An Ideal School. 
Campayre— .Late Infancy of the Child. 
Judd-Genetic Psychology for Teachers 
Greenough — Elementary Schools of 
Great Britain. 

Monroe — Thos. Platter and Education- 
al Reformers of the 16th century. 

Hall— Youth, its Education, Regiman 
and Hygiene. 
By the Class of 1908. 

Mommsen's History of Rome (5 vols) 
Classical Literary Wo"ks. 

L. 1). Rose. 
Summary for 1907-'08. 

Donated by State Librarian, 23 vols., 
40 pamphlets. 

Donated by Eld. W. C. Teeter, 3 vols. 
" " A. Forder, 1 vol. 

" " John Still, 1 vol. 

" Eld. W. M. Howe, 3 vols. 
" " Book Room, 12 vols. 

" " Congressional Librarian 

4 vols 

Donated by Theo. Presser, 2 vols. 
Purchased by Library Funds, 112 vols. 
Purchased by Sunday Bible Class Fund 
2i vols. 

Purchased by Music Library Fund, 
33 vols. 

The Keystone Literary Society increas- 
ed its collection by the purchase of 
thirty-three books of standard literature. 
Six volumes were also added to the 
Missionary Reading Circle Library. 
Special efforts were put forth to increase 
the Mission Library which we hope to 
report in our next issue. 

L. D. Rose, Librarian. 


The Commencement collection this 
year amounted to $26.76. This will be 
applied to the laying of cement walks 
about the college. 

The school year is finished. The Spring 
term closed June 11, and now the stud- 
ents and teachers have left for their 
homes and are scattered to the four cor- 
ners of the earth. All feel that this has 
been a most pleasant and profitable year. 
Miss Elizabeth Myer and Prof. Beahm 
were not with us on Commencement 
day, both having attended the Annual 
Meeting held at Des Moines, Iowa. This 
was the first Commencement exercise 
that Miss Myer did not witness since the 
founding of the school and she was 
missed by. all. 

Kathryn Ziegler who was a student 
here for the past two years and who 
graduated in the English Bible Course, 
on account of attending the Annual 
Meeting, was not able to be at the Col- 
lege to receive her diploma in person. 

The campus put on quite a new ap- 
pearance after the mower had been 
drawn across it. Several loads of hay 
were obtained from the part mowed. 

A number of our students were absent 
from school several days in search of 
schools. Among those who were suc- 
cessful are Agnes M. Ryan, Christian 
Martin, H. L. Ebersole, Mary Daveler 
and a number of others. 

Prof. Emmert, of Huntingdon, was 
with us on Monday morning, June 8, 
and addressed the students after the 
regular chapel exercises. 

Miss Cora Price gave a talk to the 
girls at the College on the evening of 
May 26. It was both interesting and 
instructive and appreciated by all. 

Elder S. H. Hertzler and his wife, bet- 
ter known as "Uncle Sam" and "Aunt 
Annie," entertained a number of stu- 
dents and teachers at supper on Tues- 
day evening, May 26. 

If interested in College work send for 
our catalogue. 

1 6 


Unser Deutsche Departement. 

Die deutschen Klassen t'orketzen nocb, 
nach der alten Sprache unser Voraltern. 
Es sind jetzt drei Klassen in unserem 
Kollegium und sie freuen sieh sebr vied 
uber diese Arbeit. Die Glieder dieser 
Klassen werden in der Zunknnt't die 
Sterneu unseres Kollegiums sein. 

Die erste Klasse studiert jetzt Joynes 
MeissnersdeutscheCrammatik welchedie 
Orundsatzen der Sprache eutbielt. Die 
Mitgiieder dieser Klasse sind die folgen- 
deu: Fraulein Fianna Bucuer, die obne 
zweital ihre Wohnung von der Lancaster 
zu der Lebanon Grafschaft verandert; 
Herr Linnaeus Earbart, nacb dem Bot- 
aniker Linnaeus genannt; Herr Hier- 
onymiis Sowers, der sauer ist obne das 
Eingemachte zu essen und der Herr S. 
R. McDannel, von der Pachthof, Der 
Herr Ludwig Tag Hose ist der Oberlehrer 
uud die Klasse lernt sebr scbnell unter 
seiner Yorschrift. 

Die erste Jabre Klasse batte geraile 
ibre Grammatik veri'ertigt und aucb ein 
deutscbes Lesebucb, ilober als die 
Kircbe und Immensee. Jetzt best sie 
der Zerbrocbene King von Zecbokke 
gercbrieben. Die Mitglieder dieser 
Klasse sind : Fraulein Longenecker, die 
ausgelernt wollte sein in der Musick, 
Fraulein Withers, die aucb Music stu- 
diert, Fraulein Frantz eine hubsche Leh- 
rerin; DerrRudolpb WeiszallesSchlosser, 
Dr. Phil; Herr Amos Gibble Hott-ein- 
stein, Dr. Wissenschaft. 

Der zweite Jabre Klasse tragt sieg- 
reich den Freis ab^Dies ist die zweite, 
zweite Jabre Klasse in i\er erzablung 
unseres Kollegiums. Diese Klasse hat 
die i'olgenden Bucber dieses Jabres 
gelesen: — Der Flucb der Schanhert, Der 
^Selfe als Onkel, Minna von Barnhelm, 
Heines Die Harzreise, Wilbelm Tell und 
jetzt scblieszt sie des Jabres Arbeit niit, 
Das Lied von der Glocke von Jobann 
Friedrich von Schiller geschrieben. 

Diese Klasse bestand aus den folgen- 
den Gliedern: Herr Professor Ileinrich 

Kaiser von Uber, oifenthicher Notar und 
Zwilingenieur, Herr Ludwig Tag Pose, 
der auf dem Deut'sche'u Grunde eines 
Tages boft den Fusz zusetzen, und der 

Der Herr Doktor Professor Daniel 
Conrad von Reber, Doktor der Peda- 
gogie, Doktor der Recbte, ist unser Leh- 
rer und wir lernen viel unter seine Yor- 
scbrift. Christ M. £Jeff. 


On Commencement Day, June 11, Rev. 
C. \V. Sboop, a graduate of Eiizabeth- 
town College, in the College Preparatory 
Course, Class of 1905 and of Lebanon 
Valley College, in the Classical Course, 
class of 1908 was married to Miss Katie 
E. Steliy of Wyomissing, Pa. 

Mr. James 11. Breitigan and Miss 
Emma Miller, both of Lititz, were married 
on June 14 by 11. S. Sonon at his resi- 
dence inEast Petersburg. Mr. Breitigan 
was graduated in the Advanced Com- 
mercial Course of Elizabetbtown College 
in the class of 1905. Miss Miller was also 
a student at the college for some time. 

"Our College Times extends hearty 
congratulations and good wishes to 
these people for a long and happy life. 

On Saturday, June loth at 7 p. m. 
Miss A. Lizzie Myer, who was a student 
here during last winter term, was married 
at her home in Lancaster to Dr. C. A. 
Whisler of Los Angeles, Cal. The 
ceremony was performed by her brother, 
Rev. J. W: Myer, in the presence of 
forty-six invited guests, among them 
being the young girls of her Sunday 
School class. Dr. and Mrs. Wnisler will 
soon leave Lancaster for Centralia in the 
state of Washington, where Dr. Whisler 
will practice Osteopathy for a year or 
two before returning to Los Angeles. 
We extend to these friends our congratu- 
lations and best wishes for a happy 
married life. 

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Noted Bibliophile Dead. 

From Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Abraham Harley Cassel,the noted 
Pennsylvania German bibliophile, died 
April 24 at his home in Lower Saliord 
township, in his eighty-eighth year. He 
was the pioneer in literary and historical 
research among the Pennsylvania Ger- 
mans, and in his farmhouse he gathered 
the most remarkable library of German- 
American publications that any one man 
every collected. 

Mr. Cassel gathered copies of Christo- 
pher Saur's Bible, printed in German- 
town in 1748, forty years before it was 
published in English anywhere on the 
Continent; dozens of other noted works 
from the Saur press; the Martyr Book, 
printed by the Ephrata Brotherhood in 
1749, a folio of 1200 pages and the great- 
est literary undertaking in America prior 
to the Revolution; rare books printed in 
German by Benjamin Franklin, and 
countless other books treasured by 

In the library occupying the second 
floor of Cassel's farmhouse, there were 
books, pamphlets, and newspapers, 
many of them 300 or 40U years old. In 
all there were 50,000 titles in the collec- 

The crimson rambler planted by the 
class of '05 is now almost in full bloom 
and presents a very beautiful appear- 







Elizabethtown College 



I. N. H. Beahm, President. 

Lecturer on Bible. 

D. C. Reber, A. B. , Pd. D. , Acting Pres. 

Higher Mathematics, Pedagogy, Languages. 

H. K. Ober, Pd. B. 

Science, Mathematics, Surveying. 

Elizabeth Myer, M. E., 

Elocution, Grammar, Rhetoric. 

B. F. Wampler, 

Director of Music, Vocal Culture. 

Flora Good Wampler, 

Piano, Organ, Harmony. 

}. G. Myer, Pd. B., 

(Absent on Leave.) 

Earl E. Eshelman, B. S. L., 

Biblical Languages, History, Ethics. 

Luella G. Fogelsanger, Pd. B. , 

History, Literature, Shorthand. 

M. A. Good, 

Sci»nce, Mathematics. 

W. K. Gish, 

Commercial Branches. 

L. Margaret Haas, 

Bible, English Branches, Physical Culture. 

W. E. Glasmire, 

Assistant in Music, Physical Culture. 

Leah M. Sheaffer, B. E., 

Assistant in Piano and Organ. 

Ralph W. Schlosser, Pd. B., 

Assistant in Latin and Greek. 

E. R. Ruhl, Pd. B., 

Assistant in Mathematics. 

L. D. Rose, 

Assistant in German. 

Elizabeth Kline, 





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Vol. V 


Xo. ?> 



Editor-in-Chief. RALPH W. SCH LOSSER, '07, Managing Editor 


H. L. SMITH, '08, - - Exchanges LEAH SHEA r FER. '07, - - - Local. 

LUELLA FOGELSANGER, '00. - Alumni. W. E. GLASM IRE, '07, 



M. G. GCOD, 


Business Manager, 

Our College Times is published monthly, except in August and September. Subscription price (ten 
numbers) 50 cents. Single numbers, 5 cents. 


With the opening of this school year 
we come to you in a new dress and with 
three new names on our editorial staff. 
Our friends will not think us fastidious, 
we hope, for we have not changed our 
dress for a year. 

After Vacation. 

Who can tell how much of gain 
In strength of muscle, nerve, or brain, 
Vacation brought us from the farm? 
And more than that, I'm sure the might 
Of all that glory passing bright 
Of sky and sea, of day and night, 
Must bring to us a larger life, 
A braver outlook for the strife, 
A stronger faith, a deeper love, 
A surer hold on things above, 
Until again to you and me, 
Vacation brings the restful sea. 

C M. Howard. 


She dips the maples in a dye 
Of rainbow pigments made, 

And hangs them on the hills to dry. 
Before the colors-fade; 
And dav bv dav the marvel grows. 

Till all the landscape burns and giows. 
— Ira 10. SiiKKM an. 

Jos. H. Rider. 

Our College Times in this issue con- 
veys the sad news to its readers, of the 
death of Brother Jos. H. Rider, oue of 
the first trustees of the College. 

Eight years ago when the editor of Our 
College Times first came to Elizabeth- 
town to attend the Opening Exercises of 
the College and to assume her duties as 
one of the first teachers, it was LTicle 
Joe Rider already gray with age, who 
met her and others at the railroad sta- 
tion and escorted them to Mr. Nisslev's 
home on West High Street, where dinner 
was served to College newcomers. 

Often since then have we enjoyed his 
smile of welcome and hand of fellowship 
when we visited in his home and on his 
frequent visits to the College with Sister 
Rider as they came to lend their aid and 
encouragement, mid to attend religious 
and educational exercises. He will be 
greatly missed in many places — at the 
Trustees' and Bank Directors' Meetings, 
in the church and in the home. 

The resolutions of respect passed bv 
the Board of Trustees are as follows : 



Whereas : It has pleased our Heaven- 
ly Father to remove from our midst our 
esteemed and beloved brother, co-work- 
er and fellow trustee, Mr. Joseph II. Ri- 
der, the Vice-President of our Board 
since its first organization and one of 
the most liberal and devoted friends of 
our institution, therefore, be it 

Resolved : That in the death of our 
associate and Vice President the Board 
of Trustees and Elizabethtown College 
have sustained the loss of one of its best 
and wisest counselors and supporters; 
his family a devoted husband and fath- 
er; the church, a faithful and true mem- 
ber and the community, an exemplary 

Resolved; That the Board of Trus- 
tees hereby extend to the bereaved fam- 
ily our heartfelt sympathy and commend 
them to our Heavenly Father, who do- 
eth all things well, for consolation and 
guidance in this hour of great sorrow. 

Resolved : That as a fitting tribute to 
his memorv these resolutions bespread 
on the minutes of our Board, a copy be 
presented to the bereaved family and 
also be published in the College Times. 
i .1 ksse Zeigler 
i A. S. Kreidek 


The Garb Xiaw. 

Judge Landis of Lancaster County, on 
Saturday, August J">. handed down ;m 
opinion in the case of the Commonwealth 
against the Board of School Directors of 
Moiint.loy township. The School Board 
of that district had refused to discharge 
a teacher because she wore a religious 
garb. After some investigation the 
Court found that the Garb Act is con- 
trary to the Bill of Rights, that it is un- 
constitutional, and judgment was en- 
tered in favor of the defendants. The 
opinion is an important one, and causes 
rejoicing in the hearts of many residents 
of eastern Pennsylvania, where there are 
quite a number of teachers wearing the 

plain garb of the different denomina- 
tions. Miss Lilian Kisser, a modest, un- 
obtrusive young lady who is a member 
of the Mennonite Church, and a graduate 
of our College, was the teacher in ques- 
tion in the above named case. We re- 
joice with her and her friends in the de- 
cision of Judge Landis. 

Which School? 

The question ''To what school shall I 
send my son or daughter?" is one of the 
most important questions confronting 
the parent. Read and consider three 
facts concerning Elizabethtown College : 

First, a graduate of the institution in 
the Pedagogical course, class of 1908, 
was elected to the principalsbip of a 
Township High School in Lancaster 

Second, the work done by students in 
the Classical Course has been recognized 
by a prominent College in Pa., as being 
of equal grade with work done in the 
latter, and will be accepted as such. 

Third, after examining the advanta- 
ges which thirty-six institutions of learu- 
ing in the United States offer, an influen- 
tial business man of Harrisburg decided 
to educate his children at Klizabethtown 
College and expects to have three sons 
and one daughter in the College this 
year. They are enrolled at present. 

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The Keystone Literary Society held its 
first session for the Fall term, on Friday 
evening, Sept. 11th. It was a grand 
success. The participants were com- 
mended in a few well chosen remarks by 
our Acting President, Dr. D. C. Reber. 

He spoke of the high standard of the 
program and hoped that the ones to 
follow may grow better, till we have 
reached the highest attainment along 
Society lines. 

A new feature of the eveniug was the 
use of the piano in the rendering of the 
music. This was due to the instrumen- 
tality of our worthy Preceptress Miss 
Myer, who brought the request before 
the Hoard of Trustees and gained their 
consent. She was fittingly remembered 
by a generous vote of thanks. 

That the benefit of this kind of work 
is indispensable to a College student was 
manifested by the presentation of six 
candidates for active membership. This 
training should be taken by every student 
It notonly gives him ability in debating, 
but fits him to cope with the questions 
which are continually confronting him 
when he launches on the sea of life. 
The following program was rendered: 

Vocal Solo. "Asleep in the Deep". .Will K. Glasmire. 

Reading. "Time" Wm Melhasian. 

Recitation "Kentucky Belle" Lueila Fogelsanger. 

Vocal Quartet, "Home is Where the Heart Is" 

College Quartet. 

Debate: Resolved, That Men of Thought have been 

more beneficial than men of action. Aft , Daisy 

Rider, H. L. Smith. Neg Martha Martin, Harry 

Essay, "The Call of the 20th Century". . .C. M. Neff. 
Instrumental Solo, "Heart's Message" . .H. C. Price. 

W. E. G. 

Negative Argument presented in De- 
bate "by Miss Martba Martin, of 
Elizabeth town, September 
11, 1908. 

Resolved, That men of thought have 

been more beneficial to the world than 
men of action. 

In considering this question, it is 
difficult to draw a boundary line between 
these two classes of men, — men of 
thought and men of action. Most men 
belong to both classes. Thought and 
action are very intimately connected. 
Our conclusions must therefore, neces- 
sarily be relative. 

We shall take it for granted that the 
proposition refers to men who primarily 
were men of helpful thoughts' or of help- 
ful deeds. 

We will not try to prove that men of 
thought have not been helpful to the 
world, but only that their helpfulness 
has been exceeded by men of action. 

Look for a moment at some of the 
natural conclusions one would reach from 
an active study of the proposition. 

This is a question as to which class 
have been more beneficial or helpful, of 
most us? to the world, hook at the 
word "beneficial" itself. It is derived 
from two words meaning "doing'' and 
"well." Now, which of these classes, 
from the very wording of the question, 
have been most helpful to the world? 
The doing, or acting class, surely. In 
what does real benefit to mankind con- 
sist? Does it not consist in contributing 
toward the well-being or happiness of 
mankind? Contributing, taking it in 
any sense, always implies action primar- 
ily, while thought, desire or impulse may 
be secondarily implied. Happiness has 
been defined as the constant pursuit of 
an agreeable object witli a sense of con- 
tinual progress. The pursuit of or aim- 
ing at any good tiling implies primarily 
a life of action. Thought is needful also, 
but an atmosphere of happiness and 
good will is an impossibility without 
action. We see, then, that to be of real 
benefit to the world in promoting true 
happiness, men of action, primarily have 
been leaders, from the very nature of 
happiness itself. Men' of thought, 


primarily, have actually sometimes 
hindered the happiness of the world by 
stagnation, — by being satisfied with the 
contemplation of what men of action 
have realized. 

Let us note the relation of thought ac- 
tion to each other. Thoughts are ac- 
tions in embryo. Actions are the devel- 
oped forms of thoughts, their interpre- 
ters. Now, which have always been 
more useful to the world, — tilings in an 
undeveloped state, not yet prepared for 
use, or those developed to the highest 
state? The developed, unfolded, en- 
larged form always has been. Look at 
the apple seed. Which would you deem 
more useful, — a small seed, needing much 
time and care for development, or a 
large developed apple tree, laden with 
fruit ready for use? Judge their relative 
usefulness and then decide this question 
according to the same logic. Men of 
thought may well be likened to that 
seed; men of action, to the developed 
tree laden with fruit. Men of action 
have carried out in living examples what 
was hidden in men of thought, but use- 
less because not developed. Carlyle 
says: "The end of man is an action, and 
not a thought, though it were the 

Again, men of thought have been men 
of sentiment, while men of action have 
executed, not simply thought about it. 
Carlyle has said, "Our grand business 
undoubtedly is, not to see what lies 
dimly at a distance, but to do what lies 
clearly at hand." Men of action have 
lived in their present; men of thought 
often in the past, sometimes in the 
present and ofteuer in the dim future. 

Men of thought, as a class, have lack- 
ed in execution, though their resolutions 
were ever so good. Notice a reference 
from the September "Success" on this 
subject. Men of thought were "just 
going to" help a neighbor when he died, 
"just goint to" repair a sidewalk when 
a neighbor fell, breaking a leg, "just 

going to" rescue a soul in danger when 
it fell, "just going to insure a house" 
when it burned. Before they became 
men of action the time for action passed 
by. Men of action have done these 
things and then happily thought over 
the satisfactory results. Hear the words 
of Lowell at this point: "Every man 
feels instinctively that all the beautifid 
sentiments in the world weigh less than 
a single lovely action." Hovv- then would 
a life of lovely actions compare with a 
world of beautiful sentiments? 

Look now at this question from the 
standpoint of the number of people in- 
fluenced by each class. You may say 
the men of thought, writers, orators and 
others of their class influence by far the 
greater number. But look at the large 
class of common people scattered upon 
the globe, of various languages, habits 
and feelings. As Abraham Lincoln has 
said, "God must have loved the common 
people, or He would not have made so 
many of them." They are employed by 
men of action, depend upon them for a 
living and look to their conduct far more 
than to titles of men of thought. Men 
of thought often fail to make their ideal 
thoughts understood. They are so in- 
tellectually inclined that ordinary human 
beings cannot grasp the thoughts they 
would give. But action to a far greater 
extent than thought, is understood by 
people of all classes and conditions. A 
life of action is about universally under- 
stood and furnishes material for living 
imitation. It has been said of mission- 
aries that their right living, their actions, 
count for more actual benefit to the 
heathen than their precept teaching. 
More are reached by a radiant example 
than by well-established theories. 

Now what is it that has made so many 
men of thought possible in the world? 
Men of action have opened the way. 
Men of thought, primarily, are seldom 
found in a country until a high state of 
civilization has been reached. Men of 
action develop and cause others to help 


develop the resources of a country to a 
high state before leisure or privilege 
exists for men of thought to rise up. 
Men of thought depend for their exis- 
tence in their sphere, upon men of ac- 
tion. Again, when men of thought have 
strained their mental powers to the ut- 
most, men of action or beneficence are 
at hand with asylums, hospitals, alms- 
houses and health resorts for their good. 
A certain writer has said, "Active natures 
are rarely melancholy. Activity and 
melancholy are incompatible." 

Note for a moment this question from 
a religious standpoint. The very atmos- 
phere of a religious life is that of action 
and not primarily of thought. The 
greatest benefits that have been or can 
be conferred upon a people are religious 
benefits. The Saviour of the world Him- 
self was a man of action primarily; His 
Father had sent Him into the world, as 
He Himself says, to do His work. All 
His servants are doers and not hearers 
only. The Great Commission demands 
action from His followers, — Go ye, teach 
all nations. Missionary activity, with- 
out which we, as well as many other 
nations, would be in heathen darkness, 
was promulgated by men of action to a 
far greater extent than by men of 

Spurgeon says: "Get on your feet; ye 
that have voices and might, go forth 
and preach the gospel; preach it in every 
street and lane of this huge city; ye that 
have wealth, go forth and spend it for 
the poor, the sick, and needy, and dying, 
the uneducated, the unenlightened; ye 
that have time, go forth and spend it in 
deeds of goodness; ye that have power 
in prayer, go forth and pray; ye that 
can handle the pen, go forth and write 
down iniquity — every one to his post, 
every one of you to your gun in this day 
of battle!" 

Had it not been for the leadership of 
men of action, our own beloved nation 
would today not exist. Men of thought 
primarily, would have hesitated and re- 

fused to face the hardships necessary to 
pioneer life. Had Columbus not been 
primarily a man of action, he could not 
have become the discoverer of America. 
The settlement and development of a 
new country have always been accom- 
plished by men of action. Men of 
thought often times soon stepped into 
the settled borders and enjoyed the bene- 
fits made possible by men of action. 
"Service" has been the watchword of 
men of action. Men of thought have 
preferred to be masters as far as possible. 

Had Abraham Lincoln not been a man 
of action, I. e would now be known as the 
great emancipator. If Booker T. Wash- 
ington had failed as a boy of action, he 
could not have attained to what he has 
as a man of action iu helping his own 
dusky race. 

The American pioneers who cut down 
forests and energetically established 
homes, serving in simplicity their God 
according to their faith, are not to be 
despised in their contributions beneficial 
to mankind. 

We see then, from the following stand- 
points, that men of action have been 
more beneficial to the world than men 
of thought: 

1. From the wording of the question, 
especially from the significance of the 
wont "beneficial." 

2. From the nature of happiness — the 
highest benefit to be conferred upon 

3. From the relation existing between 
thought and action. Actions are the 
developed forms of thought, their inter- 

4. From the fact that men of action 
are characterized by execution of work; 
men of thought are largely men of senti- 
ment only. 

5. From the number of people in- 
fluenced, — the great mass of common 

6. From the service rendered in the 
upbuilding and improvement of the na- 
tion, providing leisure for educational 

7. From the religious benefits con- 



[Prepared by teachers in charge of the various de- 
partments. 1 

Pedagogical Department. 

The work of this department is in 
charge of two teachers, — D. C. Reber 
and Miss Fogelsanger. Five studies in 
Pedagogy are taught during the Fall 
Term, viz., Psychology, History of 
Education, School Hygiene, Physiologi- 
cal Pedagogics, and Sociology. 

Miss Pogelsanger teaches History of 
Education, using Kemp's text book on 
that subject. Students also have access 
to the International Educational Series 
for reference and study. 

The remaining subjects are taught by 
Acting President Keber. In Psychology, 
Dexter and Garlick's Psychology in the 
School-room is used. Students are re- 
quired to consult other works on the 
subject, having access to twelve different 
text books. The entire term is devoted 
to the psychology of the intellect and 
its bearing on methods of teaching. 
Students also keep a special note book 
for taking notes. 

Much attention is being paid to the 
study of the physical nature of the 
child. Shaw's School Hygiene and 
Halleck's Education of the Central 
Nervous System are studied in the in- 
terest of providing healthful surround- 
ings for the pupil. Among the topics 
treated are modern school houses, 
hygienic furniture, heat, light and ven- 
tilation of school buildings, diseases 
prevalent among school children, fatigue 
and its remedy, adolescence, growth and 
development of body and brain, educa- 
tion of the senses, and motor activity 
as an educational factor. 

Among the recent tendencies in Peda- 
gogy is the study of Sociology in rela- 
tion to education, (bidding's Elements 
of Sociology is used as a text book. 
Other reference works are Small and 

Vincent's Introduction to the Study of 
Society, Wright's Practical Sociology, 
Dewey's School and Society. 

The pedagogical class of 1V)09 consists 
of Amos P. Geiband II. I,. Smith. 

Science Department. 

Classes in Zoology, Natural Philosophy, 
Biology and Political Geography have 
been organized this term and are already 
down 10 work manifesting splendid in- 
terest. The class in Zoology is expected 
to cover the general scope of the "Ani- 
mal Kingdom" in the Fall term. In 
addition to the technical class work, 
they will make held excursions on Satur- 
day and after school hours with a view 
of making a collection of the different 
species of insects and small animals. 
The classifying and mounting of these 
specimens is a part of the required work 
in this subject. 

The class in Physics aims to cover the 
subject in twenty-eight weeks, which 
will include setting up apparatus and 
performing experiments with the appa- 
ratus. The students in Biology will take 
up the subject under the three following 
divisions: Plant Biology, Animal Biology 
and Human Biology. The use of the 
dissecting microscope wili be an impor- 
tant feature in this class as weil as 
chemical tests for proteids, starches, 

The class in Political Geography will 
cover the scope of this branch in the 
Fall Term. They will do considerable 
work in map-drawing. 

Commercial Department. 

Pupils are enrolling continually. The 
work is so arranged as to allow enroll- 
ment at any time, each student doing 
individual work under personal super- 
vision on the part of the instructors. 

One teacher is regularly employed in 
the bookkeeping department. Special 
teachers have charge of grammar, type- 
writing, short hand and geography. The 



bookkeeping teacher also has charge of 
the arithmetic and pen work. About 
one-third of the class are nearing the 
completion of the "Introductory 
Courses" and will soon take up Advan- 
ced Bookkeeping. 

The system used here is Sadler, Rowe 
Office Practice. The student secures his 
knowledge almost entirely by practice, 
continually handling and disposing of 
such business papers, of all kinds, as are 
used in leading business houses today. 
One advantage in our school is that 
commercial students can take studies, 
not in their regular course, free of charge. 

Music Department 

The Music faculty rind their time about 
all occupied in the various duties of 
arranging for practice periods, lessons 
besides toe daily routine of teaching. 
New students are still enrolling thus add- 
ing to the interest of the work. 

The addition of more board space in 
the music room adds not only to the 
convenience of students but also adds 
to the appearance of the room. 

Bible Study Department. 

Seven classes are now organized in 
Bible work. The" A" class in Bible Out- 
line, composed of classical students, is 
studying carefully the origin, nature 
and transmission of the Bible. This is 
to be followed by a careful outline study 
of each book of the Bible. A great deal 
of library and research work is to be 
done by the members of this class. 

The "B" class in Bible outline is doing 
work similar to the "A" class but not so 
much in detail. 

In church history we are studying the 
Protestant Reformation. 

The class in History of Missions is 
very interesting. We are at present 
studying Mediaeval Missions. We shall 
study the Mission Movements up to the 
present time. The course also includes 
a study of Principles and Methods, of 

Mission work. The text in use is Bliss, 
"The Missionary Enterprise." 

"The History of the Brethren" is being 
carefully studied. The origin and growth 
(>f the missionary and educational work 
of the church are fully discussed. It 
proves to be a study of great value to all 
doing this work. 

There is an air of reality imparted to 
all history by familiarity with the geog- 
raphy involved in it. The class in Bible 
(Geography and History have taken up 
the study with enthusiasm. It is aimed 
to have th^ student become so Com- 
pletely familia ■ with all places of interest 
in Bible History that a map of any sec- 
tion of the Bible World maybe quickly 
sketched and points of interest accurate- 
ly noted. 

The study of the Epistle of Paul to 
the Romans has been taken up. Here 
we discover the foundations of faith as 
formally stated. The arguments of the 
Epistle is carefully traced from beginning 
to end. Word studies and the study of 
topics will be reported upon from time 
to time. 


The sophomore class in the Classical 
Course is studying the history of 
Mediaeval Europe. A brief review of 
Roman history served as a starting- 
point for the more careful study of the 
fifth century. 

The subject is presented so as to bring 
into strong relief the general movements 
at work during the period usually known 
as the "dark ages." The Roman laws 
and customs are contrasted with those 
of the Teutons, and the changes wrought 
in the Empire by the assimilation of 
these Teutonic tribes were noted. 

Just now we are studying "The Rise of 
thePapacy." The subject matter present- 
ed may be embodied in a few questions 
such as these: What conditions led up 
to the decline and fall of the Roman 
Empire? Why did Roman subjects pre- 



fer to live among barbarians? What 
elements did the Teutons contribute to 
European civilization? Why was tiie 
conversion of the Franks one of the 
most important events in its remote as 
well as in immediate consequences in 
European history. 

Itobinson's History of Mediaeval 
Europe is used as a text book. Supple- 
mentary works used are Fmerton's 
Introduction to the Mediaeval Ages, 
Robinson's Readings on European His- 
tory. Wesfs Ancient History, etc. 


The class in KrigliKh Literature is a 
very interesting one. At present we 
are studying the period of the Norman 
conquest. In taking up the subject we 
studied the making of the race and then 
the making of the language out of the 
combination of diderent tongues. The 
characteristics of the Teutons and of the 
Celts were noted carefully, showing how 
the union of the two races formed the 
earnest, vigorous, courageous, courtly, 
cultured, art loving English race — the 
most capable race in Europe. 

As supplementary reading we have 
Warner's Encyclopaedia of the World's 
best Literature. 

Physical Culture 

The sedentary occupation of the 
student is adverse to his best physical 
welfare and nothing but systematic exer- 
cise will counteract some of the condi- 
tions which unavoidably belong to school 

The exercises and drills used in the 
Physical Culture classes are designed to 
strengthen the nutritive processes of the 
body, including circulation, respiration 
and the digestive function. These 
become weakened when there are in- 
sufficient demands made upon them, be- 
cause of a lack of muscular activity. 
Correct position of the body and erect 
carriage are insisted upon, and exercises 

are given to properly develop the chest 
and shoulders. This becomes necessary as 
maintaining a sitting position for a long 
time in preparing lessons leads to a 
habit of relaxation, and there is a gener- 
al lack of muscular tone which often 
results in a tlat chest and drooping 
shoulders, familiarly known as "the 
students' stoop." 

The Fall Term work for beginners con- 
sists of marches and free hand move- 
ments. The work opened with a good 
enrollment and interest is manifested by 
the students. 


The beginning class has begun Collar 
and Daniell's First Latin Book. This 
class will complete this book and read 
the second book of Caesar this year. 
Bennett's Latin Grammar will be studied 
in connection with the work in Caesar. 

The second year Latin class is reading 
the first book of Caesar. This class, 
during the year will read in addition to 
this book the third book of Caesar and 
the first, second and third orations 
against Catiline. In addition to this 
reading the class devotes one period a 
week on prose composition based on 
Cicero. Special attention is paid to the 
etymological meanings of Latin words 
and to Latin syntax. 

The students in the classical course 
last year, by taking double work in 
Latin, read the six books of Virgil, 
Livy-Book XXI, selections from Ovid, 
and Facitus's Agricola and Genuania. 

(On account of the rush of work at 
the opening of school, the work in ma- 
thematics, English, etc., will be reported 
in a later number). 

The furnishings of the Library have 
been greatly increased during the sum- 
mer. New book cases and museum 
cases have been purchased, and more 
shelves provided for. 


Pres. I. N. H. Beahm's Address. 

My text this morning is found in 
Philippians 3:13 — "Tiiisone thing I do." 
I shall not attempt this morning to de- 
liver a lixed or set address, because we 
are here somewhat as a homogeneous 
mass, more or less inconsistent and inco- 
herent, and it might be more appropri- 
ate to deliver a special effort later on. 

I suppose therefore, that the object, of 
this morning will be to get some 
kindly feeling or to generate some 
enthusiasm and to set before ourselves 
the ideal in an informal way. My sub- 
ject resolves itself into three heads: 
1. Detiniteness of Purpose. '1. Single- 
ness of Purpose. 3. Lfiectiveness of 
Purpose. When the Apostle says, 
"This," there is a certain amount of 
detiniteness in the expression. There is 
something specific and yet "this" might 
be very general. We have the word, 
"one." "This one thing." A certain 
amount of singleness and greater deii- 
niteness in the word "one." The story 
is told of a father and son who were out 
shooting birds. The father used a riffle; 
the son, a shot gun. The father aimed 
at one bird and always hit it, while the 
son aimed at several at one time, and 
many times did not hit any, so you see 
the father killed many more than the 
son. This is illustrative, perhaps, of the 
rifle efforts of life and the shot gun 
efforts. You are here to lay aside the 
shot guns and use your rifles. It re- 
quires nerve and steadiness and specific 
aim. And whatever you may do in life 
should converge to that one thing, just 
as the spokes of a wheel run from the 
the rim to the hub. A man's unity of 
purpose in life determines his success. 
It requires singleness of aim, — concen- 
trated effort. You know, "A setting hen 
never gets fat;" perhaps she should not, 
it is not her business. "A rolling stone 
never gathers any moss." Why should 
it? Those are very trite sayings and 
have much truth, but Ihey need to be 

taken with much care. "This one thing 
1 do." Now whether you are working 
on the farm, measuring goods behind the 
counter, washing dishes in the home, 
running a typewriter in some office, — 
whatever you do, should converge to one 
great purpose. 

The highest purpose in life is found in 
the Christian sphere of life, — in the life 
of Christ. Let us be careful, however, 
that we do not become so concentrated 
that we lose sight of the real purpose. 
Add concentration with exclusiveness. 

2vo man can lie a specialist unless he is 
a generalisl. If you want to be worth 
anything you oust be general. This is 
an idea that students everywhere should 
accept. You must nave general notions, 
you must have general preparation 
See John thirty years in the wilderness, 
preparing to preach the Word; see 
Jesus in the carpenter shop for thirty 
years, making preparation for three 
years' labor. The young man wants to 
spend six months in school and then 
take a position. These notions are all 
wrong. We discover that a student 
should lengthen out his ideas with 
reference to going to school. Twenty 
years ago if a man would go as far as 
the English Scientific Course in Eliaa- 
bethtown, he was thought extravagant. 
Take a small course at first, but put an- 
other on top of it, and then another, 
until you are properly trained. "This 
one thing." Detiniteness, — and this 
dehniteuess must be general and specific. 
"This thing" should be a thing, — some- 
thing. There was a substantial some- 
thing before the mind of the Apostle, 
and yours should be a substantial thing. 
Whatever will not converge to Christian 
usefulness and Christian growth is a 
failure. There are many occupations 
that are worthy, — cooking a good square 
meal, and knowing how to eat it — a wo- 
man knowing how to make her own 
clothes, etc. 

Let me address the young men now, 
and ladies, you next. An old Professor 


at the University of Virginia used to say 
with reference toPhysics, that everybody 
must occupy space, but nobody can 
occupy two spaces at the same time. 
Remember the words of Dr. Brumbaugh 
here last fall: "No student can run a 
program of studies and a girl at the same 
time." No one body can occupy two 
spaces at the same time. If you would 
give proper attention to the young 
woman, you must neglect your studies. 
You must say, "Young lady, I have 
very deep and exalted ideas of woman- 
kind, but all in the abstract." I had 
some experience myself, but I fought 
like a Louisiana tiger, because the call 
certainly comes ringing. You are here 
for study, for behaviour, and develop- 
ment, Your ideals will be somehow 
and some way seen in your conduct 
while you are in school. No man can 
succeed unless he has exalted notions. 

"This one thing I do." "I," is very 
personal. The effectiveness should be 
aimed at. We admire the work of Presi- 
dent Roosevelt on the "Strenuous Life." 
We pride ourself of such a great Ameri- 
can in our 20th Century. While he wrote 
on the "Strenuous Life," I>r. Wagner 
writes on the "Simple Life," and both 
are eminently able in their discourses. 
It is not the "Strenuous Life," neces- 
sarily; it is not the "Simple Life," for 

they are only agencies, but 

speaks and writes on the "Effective 
Life." We should aim at effectiveness, 
hence the Apostle says, "This one thing 
I do." Have a determination to do 
something. If you have a hard problem 
to solve, do it or get it. A College in the 
West got out a card like this: "If you 
want anything, get after it." The 
Apostle is something here. "This one 
thing] do," — "I press toward the mark." 
The young man or the young woman 
who is not here this morning determin- 
ed to finish one course, should recon- 
struct his plans. Finish one course. 
Aim at effectiveness, This takes will 

power. You will not get along very far 
unless you use will power. Your will 
power is yourself, and until von make 
up your mind to be something, to do 
something, you will never amount to 
very much. 

Are yon ready to enlist under the 
banner to-day? 1 am told that there is 
no such thing as luck, and it there is, it 
should be spelled with a capital "P." 
Another word pretty hard to spell is 
"Success." A great many people succeed 
as failures ami failures as successes. 

I welcome the students on their return 
to Elizabeth town College at the opening. 
I welcome the teachers. In the name 
of Christian Education, in the name of 
Elizabethtown College, and in the name 
of all that is right and good, I welcome 
one and all, and bid you Cod speed in 
this ten months' run, and I hope evety- 
one of you has a through-trip ticket to 
the Union Depot, that grand Commence- 
ment week, and that many passengers 
will get on board along the way. Write 
to your mothers and fathers, boys and 
girls. Never let a week pass by without 
writing. Behave nicely, work diligently, 
"be careful how you step." 

Joseph <i. Heisey and Mrs. Lizzie 
Wolgemuth were quietly married on 
Saturday evening, September 5, at llar- 
risburg by the son-imlaw of the groom. 
Rev. A. L. B. .Martin, pastor of the Bap- 
tist Brethren church in the "Capital 
City." Both bride and groom are among 
the most prominent and influential citi- 
zens of this borough. 

We had promised in the July issue to 
continue the Baccalaureate sermon de- 
livered by J. Kurtz Miller on Commence- 
ment week, but for want of space, we 
deter it until some future number. 

Our readers will no doubt be pleased to 
hear that the High School will have Dr. 
Willitts, the apostle of sunshine, here 
this winter to deliver n lecture. 




(Please send all news along this line to Mr. R. W. 
Schlosser or Elizabeth Myen. 


On June 13, 1908, Warren Ziegler, son 
of Elder Jesse Ziegler, president of the 
Board of Trustees, was united in marriage 
with Miss Maude Elizabeth Perkins, of 
Elgin, 111. 

The announcement says, " at home 
after August 1, 1908, at 307 Ann street, 
Elgin, III. 

Warren, who now holds a position in 
the Brethren's Publishing House in Illi- 
nois, was one of the first six boys who 
enrolled at our College on November 13, 

With tender regards, we extend hearty 
congratulations and hopes for future 
happiness to this newly wedded pair. 

GIB B LE — B D S H O N G . 

A pretty wedding was solemnized at 
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bushong,near 
Oregon, on August 25, when their daugh- 
ter Miss Margaret B. Bushong, was unit- 
ed in matrimony to Mr. Willis W. Gibble, 
of Brunnerville. Rev. A. S. Hottenstein 
of East Petersburg, performed the cere- 
mony. The bridegroom's brother, Mr. 
C. W. Gibble, was best man and Miss 
Nettie E. Ruhl served as bridesmaid. 
The married couple went on a wedding 
trip to Philadelphia, New York and 
Niagara Falls. They will reside at 
Brunnerville after September 3. Our 
College Times extends its best wishes to 
the young couple who were former stud- 
ents at this institution. 


The home of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Cas- 
sel was the scene of a pretty home wed- 
ding on August 1, when their daughter 
Miss Martha N. Cassel, was united in 
wedlock with Mr. George H. Light, a 
former teacher in Elizabethtown College. 
The ceremony was performed by Elder 
Frank P. Cassel. Piof. J. G. Meyer was 
best man and Miss Anna Rover served 

as bridesmaid. The ceremony was per- 
formed in the presence of about sixty 
guests. The honeymoon was spent in a 
tour to New Jersey, Washington, and 
the bridegroom's home, which is at Mt. 
Zion, Pa. They will reside in Hatfield, 
near the home of the bride, where Mr. 
Light is employed as a teacher in the 
grammar school of that town. Our Col- 
lege Times extends its hearty congratu- 
lations and its best wishes lo the well- 
known couple. 

Nearly 104 Years Old. 

On Saturday September 12th, the 
editor-in-chief had the pleasure of shak- 
ing hands with Mrs. Elizabeth Lehman 
of Mt Joy, a borough six miles from 
here. She together with several other 
friends was visiting in the home of Mrs. 
Minnie Staulier on College Avenue. 
She came to Elizabethtown by trolley 
and with some help, walked about two 
squares to the home abov'e mentioned. 

In the evening, through the kindness 
of our worth v townsman, Mr. W. A. 
Withers, she and her friends, among 
them Mr. and Mrs. Michael Engle, were 
taken in his automobile to their homes 
in Mt. Jov. 


We note with pleasure the following 
exchanges: — Purple and Gold, Philoma- 
thean Monthly, Juniata Echo, Manches- 
ter College Bulletin, Daleville Leader, 
College Rays, California Student, Al- 
bright Bulletin and Linden Hall Echo. 

"The New Age" in the Daleville Lead- 
er is a fine oration. Very optimistic, 
encouraging us to forgt-t the dark days 
of the past and, showing us our duty to 
our brother and Creator. 

The writer of "The Country Boy's Op- 
portunities" in the College Rays needs 
to be commended for considering this 
very important matter of educating the 
vouths of the farm. h. l. s. 



The Trolley Line. 

On Sunday afternoon Aug. 30th, the 
first trolley car was run through from 
Lancaster to Centre Square in this 
borough, bearing traction company 
officials and other prominent Lancas- 
trians, including President W. W.Griest, 
Manager Titzel and Mayor McCaskey. 

This line is probably the best con- 
structed of any in the county. Between 
Florin and Rheems it is especially adapt- 
ed to fast and smooth running, there 
being no curves or grades of consequence. 
At the Rhee*ms culvert, which gave 
promise of proving a knotty problem 
for a time, both tracks and roadway 
have been completed in the most sub- 
stantial and safe manner. 

The cars will be run on the Mt. Joy 
schedule, leaving Lancaster every hour 
at fifteen minutes after the hour. On 
Saturdays and Sundays there will be a 
half-hour schedule between Lancaster 
and Mt. Joy. The run of twenty-two 
miles will be made in an hour and a half. 

The line passes through some of the 
very best farming territory in the county, 
and will be patronized by the people of 
Florin, Rheems, Elizabethtown and the 
smaller places adjacent to it. It promises 
to be one of the most popular and pros- 
perous of the company's lines. 

This trolley line runs within two and 
a half squares of the College, and will 
prove a great convenience to College 
people and to visitors to our school. 



All members of the Editorial Staff 
whose duty it is to write up articles in 
their specific line, and other friends svho 
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Our Class Ship 

(This Class Poem was not published in July Num- 
ber, hence we insert it now ) 

The panoramic life scene lies 
Before our wondering, searching eyes; 
Thick wooded uplands and deep glades, 
In gorgeous tints, in lines and shades, 
Do clothe the earth in beauty rare, 
With Nature's beauteous robe so fair; 
While lolling breezes gently glide 
The trees among, where oft do hide, 
Musicians of the woods, ah! hear! 
Creator's tokens of good cheer, 
In warbled song. 

The hills and valleys and the plain, 

Are but Life's landscape, Life's domain; 

The barren, hoary mount doth rise 

In uselessness unto the skies; 

Each fruitless plain doth languish on 

A barren waste, with life all gone; 

While hillocks crowned in Nature's green, 

And valleys clothed in Nature's sheen, 

Bear richly on her bosom fair, 

And in Her lap grow by Her care. 

The trees of Life. 

The hand of Destiny and Fate, 

Have laid the ax, throughout the State, 

Unto the roots of trees seiect, 

To hew them down with them erect 

A stately ship to sail the main 

Of Life, and help weak ones, who fain 

Would ride above the troubled tide, 

To reach in safety yonder side; 

Also against Evil contend, 

And ever noble Truth defend 

From Error's snare. 

The sylvan vales of sturdy Penn, 

Pe-echo to the strokes of men, 

Who to five noble trees and great, 

The ax have laid, as bade by Fate, 

To hew them down, live Cedar trees, 

Of Lebanon's famed nobilities. 

Thence from their native soil convey 

Them to the Harbor on the Bay, 

Where, while they season in the sun, 

In Life's great ship-yard, is begun 

The craftsman's work. 


Shorn of their beauty for a space, 
They lie quite useless, and the place 
Where songsters once in peace reposed 
Knows them no more, but yet disclosed, 
Shall be a beauty old and rare, 
For service makes beauty most fair; 
When, after years of skillful toil, 
Those Cedars rescued for the spoil. 
Of the decaying elves, death touch, 
Their valued beauty shall be such 
As gems know not. 

Behold, now monarchs of the wood, 
Twelve stately Elms once they stood; 
Wide-spreading Elms in majesty, 
The pride of Lancaster, the tree 
Of our own choice, destined to be, 
By Fate's consent, by Fates' decree, 
Tokens of peace, and emblems true, 
Of dear old Keystone's matchless few; 
Such is the product saved from spoil, 
Which srrows in the productive soil, 
Of Lancaster. 

With steady purpose to be true, 
The woodsmen labored, but to do 
Their master's will, and. bring to Bay, 
Before the close of Life's brief day, 
These Elms strong, these Elms great, 
As bade by Destiny and Fate. 
Then to the Franklin forests sped, 
To search the deep recess, thev said, 
Of Franklin's labyrinthal wood, 
Where for long ages past has stood, 
The stalwart Oak. 

With five tall, sturdy Oaks they came, 
The noblest of them all, whose fame 
And towering height alike ascend 
Beyond the earth, behold they wend 
Their way unto the ciouds that rise, 
E'en to the deep blue vaulted sky. 
Their beauty gone, their strength remains, 
Their losses now shall be their gains, 
When by skilled hands their fashioned 

Are fitted for Life's great sea storms, 
Which they must meet. 

But two stout beams are needed now, 
One for each side the strong ship's prow, 
To give, not strength and quality, 

But give it durability. 

Hence to the Dauphin "Hills of Blue," 

The woodmen on their errand tiew; 

Brought two strong Hickories, that stood 

The test of Susquehanna's flood. 

The woodsmen's work being complete, 

Unto the forest they retreat, 

Where still they dwell. 

The magic touch of skill is seen, 

As from the trees, so lately green 

Are formed great beams, long, smooth, 

and straight, 
With winch to build our Ship of State. 
The clank of steel to steel doth ring, 
The merry forgers gayly sing; 
As with the metals pure they mould • 
Chains, anchors, rods, and fixtures old 
And new, in make, design, and size, 
With them perfect our precious prize, 
Our dear '"Class Ship." 

We are the Class of 1908, 
That now shall sail as Ship of State, 
Launched are we now, but whither bound? 
Out of the Harbor, and the Sound, 
Out where the t'des in glee do roll, 
Out far beyond the treacherous shoal; 
Upon the bounding waves we ride, 
O'er billowed crests we smoothly glide, 
We'll brave the shrouded dark unknown, 
Until the shrouded dark has flown, 
With all its fears. 

Let Knowledge be our Helm strong, 
To save our craft from every wrong, 
Let Wisdow be our Pilot true, 
To guide our shin in safety thru' 
The treacherous channels of the deep: 
Let Hope our Compass, ever keep 
Our craft directed toward the Star 
Of Christianity, that far 
Doth shine across Life's boundless sea, 
In brilliant splendor; it shall be 
Our fixed North Star. 

Sail on, thou stately ship, sail on! 
Thou great majestic craft, e'er sail, 
O'er wavelets blue or billowed crest. 
In calms when breezes lulled to rest 
Repose in peace, 'tis our request, 
That thou bold monarch, thou the best, 
Shotddst bravely sail, in calm or gale, 
Fearlessly launch, great ship so hale; 
As into Life's new element, 
We glide in peace and sweet content, 
We bid, — Adieu. H. L. Smith. 

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A very bright, bracing morning ush- 
ered in the opening of another school 
year. September 7, was a very busy. 
bustling day at the College. — former 
students and teachers returning and, 
new ones coming in. trunks and suit 
cases being carried to their places, stu- 
dents enrolling, and in fact everybody 
seemed to have caugtil the spirit char- 
acteristic of life on College Hill. 

The enrollment for the Fall Term is 
very encouraging. Prospects are bright 
for a number more. 

The appearance of the place has been 
much improved. All the buildings on 
I lie grounds, and even the hitching posts 
were painted during the summer vaca- 

The Halls in Memorial Hall have been 
papered and all the Moors of class rooms 
ami halls were oiled and the committee 
on walks, Trustees. G. Graybiil and Dr. 
Reber are busy arranging for all of the 
4200 square *feet of cement walks to be 
laid as soon as possible. All the walks 
around the buildings have been laid and 
the walk men will resume their work 
next week, hoping to have all completed 
before winter sets in. 

A Committee, consisting of two of the 
trustees and Dr. Reber, has been ap- 
pointed to prepare plans for building a 
sixty foot addition to Alpha Hall, by 
which to provide for a larger Dining 
Room, more store room space, an Audi- 
torium for Literary and .Musical enter- 
tainments, music rooms and ladies' 

The purchasing of a large Microscope 
for the Biological Labratory is under 
contemplation and an early realization 
of this hope is expected. 

Prof, and .Mrs. Good and Prof, and 
Mrs. Wampler are now eozily fixed in 
their new home on College Avenue, near 

the Collegegrounds. We hope that Penn- 
sylvania will prove to them as good a 
home as did the one they left — Virginia. 

Prof. Eshelman and Miss Haas, the 
lVible teachers, at the College, have been 
appointed to teach the Bible Classes reg- 
ularly, each Sunday morning. 

The College branch of the Missionary 
Heading Circle held its first meeting of 
this term on Saturday evening, Septem- 
ber 12. Mr. R. W. Schlosser was chosen 
president and Prof. E. E. Eshelman, 
teacher. The book chosen for study is 
"New Testament study in Missions." 
The work promises to be both very in- 
teresting and instructive. 

The force of workers in the dining- 
room and kitchen now consists of the 
following: — Mrs. Augusta Reber as Ma- 
tron, Mrs. Susan Trimmer of Shippens- 
burg, Miss Plora Voder of Port Royal, 
Juniata Co., Mabel Nye of Harrisburg, 
.leume Shiffer of Lancaster, Emma 
Miller of Eianklin Co., and Gertrude 
Wilier of Ephrata. 

Our new janitor, Bro. Samuel Zeigler 
of Hanover. Juniata Co., Pa., is a very 
industrious person indeed. Any hour 
of the day almost, he can be seen work- 
ing' in the building or on the campus. 
He keeps the grass trimmed nicely and 
the cement walks clean. 

Bro. M. A. ( I ood, formerly of Bridge- 
water, Virginia, father of Mrs. B. P. 
Wampler, nils the position of steward 
besides teaching Arithmetic and Geo- 
graphy. The repairing and furnishings 
of rooms are under his supervision. We 
need only make our wants known and 
when reasonable, they receive prompt 

Among recent visitors to the College 
were Mr. and Mrs. Jennings of 
Brownsville, Maryland, Mr. Aid s. 
George of Lancaster, Mrs. Charles Coover 
and Mrs. Charles V. Henry of Annville. 
and Messrs. J. W. C. Wenselt and it. L. 
Holmes of Harrisburg. 


Opening Day. 

From the Elizabethtown Chronicle. 

The ninth session of Elizabethtown 
College was opened by an educational 
meeting on Monday evening, Sept. 7th, 
in the presence of a large audience. The 
numbers on the program were all of an 
educational nature in which members of 
the faculty, both new and old, drew 
from their resources of experience for 
student application. The first number 
announced by the Acting President, Dr. 
D. C. Reber, was a chorus entitled "Dare 
to do Right," sung by the Chorus Class. 
Mr. Ralph Schlosser then dwelt upon the 
theme of "A Liberal Education," in 
which he emphasized its value. Liberal, 
not in the term that an institution will 
lay a certain line of study before the 
students option, but rather the training 
that is received from one of the higher 
courses — Scientific. Pedagogical, or 
Classical, in that they give a well round- 
ed curriculum, making a firm founda- 
tion for specialization. First, because it 
develops the powers of the mind and 
strengthens the mental facilities while 
the mind is yet plastic. Memory, reason 
and will power all find a place for train- 
ing in a weli rounded course, and special- 
ization should receive no consideration 
before these are developed. Second — 
Liberal education broadens our views 
and helps us appreciate the deeper and 
finer things in life. It is the illiterate 
and unskilled man who is encased in his 
little sphere of experience, thus making 
him dogmatic and selfish among his 
fellows. This lesson should be an in- 
centive to spur the student on to still 
higher education. Third, there is associ- 
ated with an education a certain in- 
trinsic money- value when the tutored 
mind and skilled hand hold sway over 
the unlettered and untrained. Fourth, 
Condemnation crowns those who crush 
their weakling brothers in this world of 
finance where money-making is the main 
end. Service to vour fellowman and 

charity toward the unfortunate is the 
purpose of creation and end of education. 
Miss L. Margaret Mass read a paper 
on "How and Why Study the Bible." 
The Lord's hand in divine inspiration 
back of each of the sixty-six books is 
sufficient reason for us to take up a 
course in Bible study where we can 
know his personality better and learn 
our duty towards Him more fully, ^he 
called attention to the different periods, 
sociology, the history, and the predom- 
inating theme down thru Bible records, 
Ex. Abrahamic, Mossaic ami Messianic 
period — The 0! i Testament. He will 
come and the New Testament, He has 
come and He will come again. The 
burden of her paper proved that the 
Bible must be taught to save tiie world. 
The fourth number on the program 
was a chorus by the Chorus Class en- 
titled "Always at the school." Prof. .VI. 
(i. Cood of Bridgewater, Va., a new 
member of the faculty then gave "Some 
Practical Hints to Students." Prof. 
Good's easymanner and forceful express- 
ion gained no little attention. He 
wished to class the faculty with the 
students, since no teacher dare cease to 
be a student. Specialization was em- 
phasized. Mechanics, business men, 
teachers, or preachers, no more can be 
jack of all trades. Then in college are 
represented the cream of respective com- 
munities and homes. Here students are 
put under new relation altogether differ- 
ent from home. Here are both good and 
bad facilities, the student has a continual 
struggle between them, see that you 
choose the good. As practical hints, 
were given — Be patient, sociable, cheer- 
ful, obedient, considerate, guard against 
swelled heads, be happy, and enroll in 
the longest course possible. College is 
not the preparation for life, it is life 
itself. The world stands with outstretch- 
ed arms to welcome the prepared com- 
mercial man. 
The familiar grace and elegance of Miss 

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Elizabeth Myer was only indicative of 
her effective life. -'Why am 1 at 
school?" was the persona! question put 
before the student body. She drew her 
remarks from a little gem thought — 
"School is the place where immortal 
minds are trained for eternity." Disci- 
pline is the chief function of a college. 
Corners are to he worked off and dull 
edges brightened up. A course of school 
training should furnish an education, 
build character, and form right habits. 
The chorus class again appeared and 
sang "Keep Trying," after which J. P. 
McCaskey, mayor of Lancaster, and for- 
mer principal of the Lancaster City High 
School, read an excellent paper in which 
he drew line discriminations concerning 
birth, life and death. The underlying 
theme of the whole paper was "God's 
influence in creation."' Prof. McCaskey 
is evidently a deep thinker and his years 
of experience add force to practical appli- 
cation, lie left for his home on the 
9:45 car. 

T he last number on the program was 
a male quartette entitled. "Softly Sleep.'' 
These preliminary educational meetings 
always speak a hearty welcome to 
strangers who have chosen a new en- 
vironment, as well as given directions to 
the ambitious student eager to gain some 
of the hidden mysteries revealed in a 
course of college training. 

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I. X. H. Beahm, President. 

Lecturer on Bible. 

I). C. Reber,A.B.,Pd.D., Acting Pres. 

Higher Mathematics, Pedagogy, Languages. 

H. K. Ober, Pu. B. 

Science, Mathematics. Surveying. 

Elizabeth Myer, M. E., 

Elocution, Grammar, Rhetoric. 

B. F. Wampler, 

Director of Music. Vocal Culture. 

Flora Good Wampler, 

Piano, Organ, Harmony. 

]. G. Myer, Pd. B., 

(Absent on Leave.; 

Earl E. Eshei.max, B. S. L. , 

Biblical Languages, History, Ethics. 


History, Literature, Shorthand. 

M. A. Good, 

Science, Mathematics. 

W. K. Gish, 


L. Margaret Haas, 

Pible, English Branches, Physical Culture. 

W. E. Glasmire, 

Assistant in Music. Physical Culture. 

Leah M. Sheawer, B. E. , 

Assistant in Piano and Organ, 

Ralph W. Schlosser, I'd. B., 

Assistant "in Latin and Creek. 

L. D. Rose, 

Assistant in f lennan. 

Elizabeth Kline, 



Vol. V 


No. 4 


Editor-in-Chief. RALPH W. SCHLOSSER, '07, Managing Editor 

Exchanges. LEAH SHEAFFER, '07, - - - Local. 

Alumni. W. E. GLASMIRE, '07, - - ' Society. 


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The eighth anniversary of the 
founding of the College will be observed 
with appropriate exercises on Friday 
evening, Nov. 13th. The committee on 
program, B. F. Warn pier, L. Margaret 
Haas, and Elizabeth Myer have arranged 
for a recitation to be given by Leah M. 
Sheaffer; an address on ''Our Departed 
Friends'' by a friend; an address of 
welcome by H. K. Ober; together with 
an address by some prominent educator 
from a distance, whose name will be an- 
nounced later. These exercises will be 
interspersed with selections of music of 
an entertaining nature, under the direc- 
tion of Prof. B. F. Wain pier. We hope 
to have as many old students as possible, 
and friends of education in general, to 
attend these exercises. 

"Redeeming the Time" was the sub- 
ject of a talk given to the students 
in chapel by a member of the Faculty, 
Thursday morning, Oct. 1st. The sub- 
ject was discussed under two heads, 
— procrastination and promptness. 
Gems of thought from the works of 
great men were presented for the con- 

sideration of the students. Among them 
were these: "Dost thou love life, then 
do not squander time, for that's the 
stuff life is made of." — Franklin. "Every 
hour in a man's life has its own special 
work possible for it and for no other 
hour within the allotted span of years, 
and once gone it will not return." — Noel 
Paton. "Believe me when 1 tell you 
that thrift of time will repay you in after 
life with a usury of profit beyond your 
most sanguine dreams, and that waste 
of time will make you dwindle alike in 
intellectual and moral stature beyond 
your darkest reckoning."— Gladstone. 
"There is not an hour of youth but is 
trembling with destinies — not a moment 
of which, once past, the appointed work 
can ever be done again, or the neglected 
blow struck on the cold iron." — Ruskin. 
"Note the sublime precision that leads 
the earth over a circuit of five millions 
of miles back to the solstice at the 
appointed moment without the loss of 
one second, — no, not the millionth part 
of a second, — for ages and ages of which 
it travelled that imperilled road." — Ed- 
ward Everett. 

The speaker further said that Caesar's 
delay to read a message cost him his 
life when he reached the Senate House. 


Colonel Rabl, the Hessian commander 
at Trenton, was playing cards when a 
messenger brought a letter stating that 
Washington was crossing the Delaware. 
He put the letter in his pocket without 
reading it until the game was finished, 
when he rallied his men only to die just 
before his troops were taken prisoners. 
Only a few minutes delay, but he lost 
honor, liberty, life! 

The energy wasted in postponing until 
tomorrow a duty of to day would often 
do the work. How much harder and 
more disagreeable it is to do work which 
has been put off. What would have 
been done at the time with pleasure or 
often enthusiasm becomes drudgery after 
it has been delayed for days and weeks. 
Many large business firms make it a rule 
never to allow a letter to lie unanswered 
ever night. Putting off usually means 
leaving off Doing a deed is like sowing 
a seed; if not done at just the right time 
it will be forever out of season. The 
summer of eternity will not be long 
enough to bring to maturity the fruit 
of a delayed action. If a star or planet 
were delayed one second it might throw 
the whole universe, out of harmony. 

Many of the above thoughts were 
gathered from a book entitled "Pushing 
to the Front," by Orison Swett Marden. 

We neglected to say that the address 
by Prof. Beahm published in the July 
issue of Our College Times was delivered 
to the student body on the second day 
of the Fall Term, September 7, 1U08. 

Expansion of the College. 

(From the Elizabethtown Herald of September 9.) 

The steady growth of Elizabethtown 
College and its bright, promising future, 
should appeal to every citizen of this 
borough who has a spark of civic pride. 
To glory in the successes, in the achieve- 
ments and in the future prospects of this 
institution, one does not necessarily 
need to be a member of the faith which 
controls it or in sympathy with their re- 

ligious views. Civic pride should blot 
out all religious, political or personal 
prejudices. For we should ever remem- 
ber that there is such a thing as a "com- 
munity of interests," founded upon fact 
and not on sentimentality. 

Comparatively few persons in this vi- 
cinity are so bigoted, so narrow-minded 
that they do not rejoice in the success 
of the institution located in our midst, 
and that is a matter of which we may 
reasonably boast. For the past amply 
proves that differences in creeds have 
been brushed aside; for Elizabethtown 
College has been patronized by children 
of Reformed, Lutheran, Catholic, United 
Brethren and Methodist parentage. For- 
tunately, deep and bitter religious ran- 
cor is unknown here and is buried in 
feelings of civic pride and in a desire to 
see anything and everything prosper in 

Elizabethtown College is only in its in- 
fancy, being but in existence eight brief 
years. Still it has always been full of 
promise and its growth has been steady 
and of a lasting, substantial character. 
The number of students are ever increas- 
ing and the board of trustees are again 
confronted with the problem of provid- 
ing bigger quarters to house them. 
Steps have been taken toward the erec- 
tion of a sixty foot addition to Alpha 
Hall, which will provide a large dining 
room, an auditorium, music rooms and 
dormitories to supply the present need. 

The acme or highest point of this in- 
stitution's development is not reached 
by any means. For the aim of the trus- 
tees and faculty in erecting a new build- 
ing every five years are well grounded 
and the record of the past has more than 
equalled theirfond hope. Surely thefu- 
ture will present the same problems for 
solution, arising a number of times and 
from this humble beginning a college of 
large proportions will eventually be 
reared here. 

True, expansion and numbers do not 


always indicate the success of a college 
and institutions should not thus be al- 
ways measured. Still it is a barometer 
of public sentiment and a healthy sign 
that the people are appreciative of their 
efforts. Especially sound is this state- 
ment when students are attracted by 
large numbers to pursue a course of rigid 
studies, and not won by an attractive 
schedule of athletic contests, firing pros- 
pective students with ambition and 
hopes of winning inter-collegiate records 
and honors. But how true is this of 
most colleges today ? 

Eliznbethtown College may not rank 
with some of the larger institutions in 
regards to influence and size. Never- 
theless we may feel proud of its achieve- 
ments for a number of reasons. 1st. — It 
parades under no false colors and is 
primarily a school of learning instead of 
gymnastics. 2nd. — A majority of the 
students are recruited from the country — 
many of them from the farms — all sturdy 
and robust young men and women who 
make the most of their opportunities. 
3rd. — All its studies are substantial and 
students are fitted and rounded out for 
life's duties. May our institution ex- 
pand and keep on expanding — in num- 
bers, buildings. and usefulness. 

Or pen in verbiage mellow as the verse 
of a Longfellow. Ah ! but then, too, the 
opportunity of lilerary outburst, and 
the letting loose of poetic fire and Shak- 
espearean genius should be left for 
younger masters. So open your valued 
columns of Our College Times to the ar- 
dor and imagination of youth. Blaze 
forth a galaxy of writers to rival those 
of the Elizabethan age through the 
Elizabethan editor and from the Eliza- 
bethan College. 

I. N. H. Beahm. 
Middlebury, Ind., Oct. 9', 1908. 

Letter from Prof. Beahm. 

Dear Editor, — Your October number 
reached me yesterday in this delightful 
autumn clime of Hoosierdom. Its pages 
were found redolent with perfumes of 
the "homeland." Its voice enriched bv 
the ties of home and mellowed by the 
distance of 800 miles is most soothing to 
the auditory nerve and mingles in clever 
symphony with the voice of "The Hoos- 
ier Schoolmaster" still borne sweetly on 
the zephyrs of morn and eventide. 

During last vacation and since I have 
had some tender and beautiful exper- 
iences, which, had I the time and you 
the space, I should like to paint in rain- 
bow tint, as by the stroke of a Raphael 

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The Sin of Omission. 

It isn't the thing you do, dear, 

It's the thing you leave undone, 
Which gives you a bit of heartache, 

At the setting of the sun. 
The tender word forgotten, 

The letter you did not write, 
The flowers you might have sent, dear, 

Are your haunting ghosts tonight. 

The stone you might have lifted 

Out of a brother's way, 
The bit of heartsome counsel 

You were hurried too much to say, 
The loving touch of the hand, dear, 

The gentle and winsome tone, 
That you've no time nor thought for 

With troubles enough of your own. 

These little acts of kindness, 

So easily out of mind, 
'Jhese chances to be angels, 

Which even mortals find — 
'J hey come in night and silence, 

Each chill, reproachful wraith, 
When hope is faint and flagging, 

And a blight has dropped on faith. 


For life is all too short, dear, 

And sorrow is all too great, 
To suffer our slow compassion, 

To tarry until too late. 
And" it's not the thing you do, dear, 

It's the thing you leave undone. 
Which gives you the bitter heartache, 

At the setting of the sun. 

From N. Y. Weekly Wituess. 

In the Beginning, God. 

Address delivered to the students on Opening Oav, 
Sept. 7, 1908. by Dr. J. P McCaskey, Mayor of Lanc- 
aster City, formerly Prin. of Hoys' High School in 

This wondrous being, man, comes 
upon the earth utterly helpless. He is 

cared for wisely and lovingly, for the 
most part, until slowly he begins to 
learn where he is and more slowly still 
what he is. Ten thousand things must 
be learned, and blessed is he who has 
wise teachers and the willing and eager 
spirit of one athirst for knowledge. Alt 
useful knowledge must be of greater or 
less value, but there are some things es- 
sential to any proper view of human or- 
igin, relations, duty, destiny, which to 
know or to believe is a matter of trans- 
cendent importance. 

We are here. This no one can deny. 
We have been created. This again 
seems evident. We have been put into 
a world, itself a creation, filled with crea- 
ted things in infinite variety and sub- 
serving uses numberless and varied be- 
yond the power of man to note or know. 
All this argues a creator or creators wise 
and good and powerful. Iu admiring 
wonder, in reverent awe, in fervent grat- 
itude, in agonizing dread, these may be 
named and worshipped; and this belief 
and this worship, taught and practiced 
through generations and by millions, has 
been religion. The prevailing religions 
of the past have taught the worship of 
many gods, and this almost without ex- 
ception. While in many, perhaps most, 
perhaps all, of these there has been 
much that was good and helpful to man, 
they have at no time answered his deep- 
est need, and they have passed or are 
passing away. The mighty gods of As- 
syria and Babylonia, of Phoenicia and 
Egypt, of Greece and Home are dead. 
The blood of countless victims flows red 
no more upon their consecrated shrines; 
the moving chant of the priestly chorus 
is stilled forever; the fire has gone out 
on all their sacred altars; and the ruins 
of their gorgeous temples but mark the 
way of human progress down the ages. 
It is one of the saddest commentaries 
upon the weakness of human wisdom 
and the credulity of human faith, one of 
the most humiliating lessons of history, 
that these great systems of man-made re- 



Jigion, taught so confidently, believed in 
so profoundly, accepted so long and so 
universally, should be so utterly rejected, 
abandoned, dishonored. Alas ! tbeir 
gods were no gods, in the sense of the 
grand old definition: ''God is a spirit, 
infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his 
being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, 
goodness and truth." They were the 
offspring of men's brains and the work 
of men's hands. 

Man is so made that he must believe 
in something, must worship something, 
outside of himself. Sometimes, it is true, 
men have worshiped and do worship 
themselves, but sucb are monsters rath- 
er than men. It is this universal need 
that has led to the making of so many 
religions. The past is strewn with the 
wrecks of religious systems that, as we 
have said, were abandoned as failures, 
and tbe graves of faiths that are dead 
forevermore; and today there are hun- 
dreds of false religions that will likewise 
perish. Is there any that will last? Nat- 
ural religion has taught man many 
tilings, but he needs light from a higher 
source than himself or the world about 
him. We are told in the Book that 
there is but one God, and that from tbe 
creation of man in His own image until 
now, "He has never left Himself without 
a witness among men." It may be one 
of the enjoyments of the future life, for 
many devout spirits, to trace the line of 
those who have kept the knowledge of 
the true God from the time of its revela- 
tion to man, down through Abraham to 
the end. Aside from Abraham, and con- 
temporary with him, was Melchizedek 
also, the king of Salem a "priest of the 
most high God," who is named with 
honor in the Old Testament record, and 
doubtless many another sainted soul 
nameless on earth but known in the 
heavens. Abraham was called to be the 
father of a great people, to whom, as St. 
Paul's tells us, were committed "the or- 
acles of God," and whose tenacity of 
life as a people, amid incredible persecu- 

tions continued through long centuries, 
has been the marvel oi history. They 
believed in one God, omniscieut, omni- 
potent, omnipresent, and any idol rep- 
resenting him was forbidden. The na- 
tions around them were polytheistic 
and represented their gods in idol forms 
in endless variety. 

Dwelling intensely upon the thought 
of God, believing themselves his chosen 
people, many Jews in every generation, 
no doubt, grew arrogantly proud in 
their fancied superiority to the nations 
about them, and so met loss and fell to 
evil: while others of pure life and high 
thought, with earnest, lougiug, fervent 
prayer, and confident expectation that 
God, their near friend and protector, 
would answer and bless, drew nearer aud 
nearer in spirit to the Divine, thus de- 
veloping in their best people, both men 
and women, a power to perceive spirit- 
ual truth and to communicate it to oth- 
ers and to the world, which we speak of 
as "by inspiration of God," and to 
which we are indebted for the most just- 
ly prized, and the most spiritually help- 
ful literature of the world. To these 
elect souls we owe the books of the Old, 
and still more the books of the New- 
Testament. The old foreshadows the 
new. Without the new the old must 
have remained simply the sacred books 
of a remarkable people. But with the 
new, which were to spread everywhere, 
they have become an essential part of 
the literature of mankind. The Jews 
were not a missionary people. They 
were "separate from the nations," and 
were gratified at such distinction. 

Among those rare families in Judea in 
which the process of spiritual refinement 
had gone on through the generations, 
there was one of such extraordinary 
character, that from it, in the fulness of 
time there were born into the world 
within the same year, two of the great- 
est men in human history. Their moth- 
ers were cousins. The oldest-born went 
to the block at the age of thirty-two 


years; the other, who was the younger 
by six months, died on a Roman cross 
at the age of thirty-three. In the three 
years preceding his death, though he is 
not known to have left a word or line in 
manuscript, he lived a life and taught a 
doctrine and a faith that were to revolu- 
tionize the thought and practice of the 
world. This man. Jesus Christ, is, be- 
yond all doubt or question, the most 
wonderful being that has ever grown to 
manhood in our world. And of the oth- 
er, it was He who said, with knowledge 
that was never at fault : "Among them 
that are born of women there hath not 
risen a greater than John the Baptist." 
The disciples of this man Jesus, who 
during his life declared himself, in a 
special sense, the Son of Cod, after his 
death wrote brief accounts of what they 
had heard him say and seen him do; 
they wrote letters, also, to the churches 
which, later, were established in the re- 
gions in and beyond Judea. In contrast 
with the old, the new was to be a mis- 
sionary faith, "(io ye into all the world 
and preach the gospel to every crea- 
ture," had been the gracious command 
of the Master, fc'or nearly nineteen hun- 
dred years that command has been 
obeyed. The new doctrines taught in 
these books have been as leaven through- 
out the world, and men have come to 
look with other eyes upon life and duty, 
upon death and immortality. Life has 
grown better because of its greater coin- 
fort and more humane enjoyment, its 
broader wisdom and grander hope. Love 
has grown sweeter in the higher knowl- 
edge that "it is better to give than to 

It is told of Henry W. Sage, the re- 
vered benefactor of Cornell University, 
that "he regarded the things of the 
Spirit as the only worthy end of human 
existence." In this lay the secretof his 
work for humanity. He saw little good 
in the making or accumulating of money 
except for the higher ends for which it 
may be used, and which iu the next life 

he might regard with satisfaction and ap- 
proval. The number of such men to 
whom the "things of the Spirit" are 
very real is growing. The other life 
seems not so far off as it used to be. 
Cod is nearer, and moie a father than a 
judge. Men's eyes and hearts are being 
opened more and more to the truth that 
"in him we live and move and have our 

The sun, the moon, the stars, the sea, the hills and 

the plains, 
Are not these, O Soul, the vision of Him who reigns? 
Speak to Him thou, for He hears, and spirit with 

spirit can meet — 
Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands 

and feet. 

So Tennyson sings. And it is such 
profound conviction as this that gives to 
his verse much of its depth and power. 
"I hardly dare name his name," he 
writes; "but take away belief in the self- 
conscious personality of Cod, and you 
take away the backbone of the world. 
On Cod and Cod-like men we build our 
trust." To a young man who was about 
going to the university he said, "The 
love of Cod is the true basis of duty, 
truth, reverence, loyalty, love, virtue and 
work." A few days before his death he 
talked long and earnestly of the person- 
ality and love of Cod, "that Cod whose 
eyes consider the poor, who careth for 
the sparrow." "For myself," he says, 
"the world is but the shadow of Cod," 
and "More things are wrought by prayer 
than this world dreams of." So of 
Wordsworth, and many another poet 
who has given expression to this highest 
truth, seen with the vision of the seer, 
and known by the deepest instinct of 
the human heart: "In the beginning, 

In a sermon on "Immortal Life," Rev. 
Edward Everett Hale said: "The life we 
live to-day is not just for the day, April 
4, 18U7. A Christian mother dandles 
her child upon her knee, watches over it 
in its sickness, attends to its wants, 
sacrifices herself in a hundred petty 
ways for the child. And the child feels 
all her love, though not fully conscious 


of all it means. But there passes from 
the mother to the child an inspiration, 
not of love only, but of infinite life. I 
do not say merely of larger life; but of 
infinite life; of life which is immortal. 
And this life the child will never lose. 
It has unconsciously passed from mother 
to child, and it is its forever. The first 
few years of this life carry with them the 
inspiration for all the future: a life 
which all the difficulties, the despairing 
thoughts, the evil of the world, the 
allurements of society, the chance situa- 
tion and trial, can never entirely put 
out, for it is an infinite, an immortal 

Here is the passing onward of life — 
bias given, power transmitted — and we 
know that it is true. I know it, and 
you know it. To it we owe the best we 
have, the best we are, the best we can 
do. The teacher, like the parent, with 
the electric current of spiritual influences 
opened, may pass along the same life- 
giving inspiration, though not usually in 
like degree. What higher place can we 
hold, what greater work do, than this? 
But to do this work best we must be in 
conscious touch with the Divine. 

Every man has in his heart slumbering 
demons. If we live high, with good men 
and women of the present and the past, 
with God and his angels — and these we 
may recognize gladly everywhere if we 
have but eyes to see, and ears to hear, 
and hearts to feel — the demons may 
slumber on, nor wake to life and energy. 
But it is so easy to live low, on the plane 
of ignoble aims, meanly selfish, grossly 
immoral — in an atmosphere where these 
spirits of evil are at home. 

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This greatest of all the great teachers 
of right-thinking and right-doiDg, after 
the Master himself, who fought his fight 
manfully to the end, whether with wild 
beasts in the arena, mistaken men in- 
spired by bigotry and pride, devils incar- 
nate, or disembodied spirits of evil, and 
went to the block at Home the grandest 

victor the world has ever known save 
him who died upon the Cross, taught 
this as the one great lesson, including 
all besides, for man the marvelous crea- 
ture whose range is from the mud 
to the stars and beyond them: In 
the beginning, and all the way, and at 
the end — God, the Creator, Preserver 
and Benefactor. 

In doing this he made the world, and 
you and ine, his debtor with an ever- 
growing obligation. Can we do better 
than to teach this best lesson to those 
under our care in the schools? Strong 
thoughts, it has been said, are iron nails 
driven into the mind that nothing can 
draw out. Bet this great thought of 
strength and hope and courage; be to us 
and to our pupils as "a nail driven in a 
sure place." Let it aid us and them in 
lulling the demon within us to everlast- 
ing slumber, and bringing the beast into 
subjection to the man, the angel, in each 
one of us. 

When we were playful boys in a coun- 
try school the Bible was our reading- 
book. The books were not of uniform 
size and attractive binding; the words 
were not all of the same length; the type 
was not large and clear, and beautiful; 
the paper was not heavy and smooth, 
and of tint pleasing to the eye; there 
were no attractive illustrations. But we 
read somehow, we learned somehow, and 
much of our familiarity with its marvel- 
ous pages dates from those childhood 
days. When we note or are assured of 
the prevailing ignorance in the average 
school in town and country, the almost 
heathen ignorance, of the Book, we are 
glad again that it was our good fortune 
to be a school boy in that little house, 
by that pleasant wood, so many years 

But is was not in school alone that we 
had the Bible. It was required that we 
should read it daily at home, often for 
many hours on Sunday, until it became 
a habit. We had but few books — not 
over four that I cared to read at all — and 



so I was driven back upon t tie great 
Book, with little thought of the price- 
less blessing of such an experience. 
Being so fortunate as to learn to read 
very early, when 1 left home at eleven 
years of age, I was saturated with the 
Bible. It was the one book with which 
I was familiar; for, with a name given, 
or a few words, a phrase, or a sentence, 
or a text, L was always expected to be 
able to tell at once, or very soon, where 
it was to be found, and in what connec- 
tion — thanks to my father's will and my 
mother's devotion to what she thought 
her duty to her child. From the side of 
memory, I think I knew more of the 
Book at ten than at three score and ten; 
but of its history and its mystery, its 
inestimable value to mankind, its trans- 
cendent importance as the accepted 
Word of Cod, of course the child feels 
all these tilings very dimly. It remains 
for the years that follow, with broaden- 
ing view and deeper insight, to learn 
what childhood can never know. But 
let children become familiar with the 

Look, that there may be bias to taste 
and disposition, and abundant matter 
for thought in the coming years, for 
"the child is father to the man." I 
would not take any course of university 
training whatsoever in exchange for my 
own blessed experience of childhood, in 
which the familiar lesson of the opening 
words of the Bible was impressed in so 
many wnvs: "In the beginning Cod". 

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Music Notes. 

Never before in our musical history 
has there been so genuine and general 
an interest in musical art. It is more 
desirable to make use of what we know 
and understand, than to know and un- 
derstand much without making use of it. 

When listening to music remember 
that it. is invisible. Those who see most 
hear least of a musical performance. 

The secret of rapid progress consists 
in knowing how to practice. 

Never try to learn several things at the 
same time. 

Know the historv of mankind and vou 
will have lived -1000 years. 



Holmes Falkenstein spent Founders' 
Week in Philadelphia. What an ex- 
cellent description of his trip might he 

Miss My er received as a present from 
the chairman of the Bi-Centennial Pro- 
gram Committee a copy of Bi-Centennial 
Addresses as a recognition of her ser- 
vices on the Bi-Centennial program 
at A. M. last Spring. 

Bible Term ! ! Notice the article by 
Prof. Beahm on another page of this 

The outpost Sunday School work at 
M t. Ober under the supervision of Prof.F. 
E. Eshelman is being carried on again 
by some of the College workers. The 
church in town provides a livery team 
to convey the workers back and forth 
each Sunday afternoon. 

On Thursday evening, Oct. 15, Prof. 
and Mrs. Warn pier entertained a number 
of the College ladies and gentlemen, 
in honor of Miss Gertrude Floyd, of 
Bridgewater, Virginia, who was visiting 
Mrs. Warn pier. 

On Sunday, Oct. 11, Prof, and Mrs. 
Fshelman and Prof, and Mrs. Warn pier 
together with Mr. and Mrs. Withers of 
Elizabethtown took a trip to Annville in 
Mr. Withers' automobile. They attend- 
ed the Children's Meeting and report hav- 
ing had a very pleasant time. 

Anniversary of Founding of College on 
November to. All are invited. 

"October's bright blue weather" finds 
students hard at work. The bracing air 
and blue skies enthuse all with the spirit 
of which Nature is so full. 

The boys and girls enjoyed an outing 
to the woods on a "chestnut hunt" Sat., 
October 10th. Although the chestnuts 
were not so plentiful, yet all enjoyed 
the day. 

Among those who lately visited the 
College are: Mrs. Harriet Shilfer, Orca 
Miller, Tilda Musselman, Mary Buck- 
waiter and John Hergonrother of Lan- 
caster; Sam'l C. Heagy and wife of 
Mercersburg; T. F. Bretz of Baltimore, 
Md. and Abram S. Hershey and Miles 
Roth of York, Pa. 


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January Bible Teriu. 

Our Special Bible Term of two weeks 
this year will open January 18th with a 
sermon at 7 p. m., and close on the eve 
of January 31, with a sermon. Please 
note that it opens on a Monday evening 
and closes on a Sunday evening. On 
Sunday, January 31, the last day is to 
be the "great day of the feast." 

Let everybody that can, come during 
Monday, Jan. I8th,and stay the full two 
weeks over the closing Sun., Jan. 31. 

Eld. J. A. Long of York Pa., will do 
the evangelistic preaching. 

Eld. J. Kurtz Miller of Brooklyn, New 
York, will teach several periods dady. 

Eld. S. H. Hertzler of Elizabethtown, 
will take his usual part in the term. 

Just see the good things in store for 
the Bible students, and Christian work 
for the community! 

Besides, members of the faculty will 
take active part in the daily instruction. 
Special announcement of detailed infor- 
mation, and program in full will appear 
later. Please write a card to Bro. D. C. 
Reber, early, to get the Bible Term cir- 

Make early arrangements to attend 
and "spread the news." i. n. h. b. 


At this issue of "Our College Times" 
we are obliged to state that only two of 
our exchanges have arrived in October. 
Perhaps the others will be in tater. We 
acknowlege the following: "College Rays" 
and "College Campus." 

Congratulations, "College Campus!" 
your autumnal robe graces your contents 
becomingly. You have wisely obser- 
ved the rule, — "Variety 7 , is the spice of 

"The Passing of the Untrained Wo- 
men" in the "College Rays" is a timely 
article, and ought to convince every 
reader of the fact that the emancipation 
of woman is fast approaching, and that 
she who will, can rise. h. l. s. 

We regret very much that both Mary 
and Lilian Doyle have been obliged to 
give up their work at the College for a- 
vvhile on account of ill health. 

We miss their genial smiles and hope 
they may return as soon as prudence 
will permit. 

Prospects for many more students 
next term. Those who expect to come 
should engage rooms early, if they have 
not already done so. 

A Talk in Chapel. 

The talk given to the students on 
Thursday morning, October 15th, by Mrs. 
Wampler on the subject "College Boys 
and Girls" was highly appreciated. 
She first gave us an idea of the large 
number of boys and girls in College to- 
day by stating statisies, and then said 
that all this should mean better homes, 
more and better church vvorkers, and re- 
form everywhere. She said that more 
boys go back to the farm to-day, after 
graduation, than in former days. This 
shows the practical turn in education. 
She further said that a lady's education 
is not complete unless she can sew, mend, 
keep her room tidy, and her toilet neat 
and clean. Girls who have been in Col- 
lege awhile, should on their return to 
their homes, not shun any kind of house- 
work but should lend a hand in lighten- 
ing the burdens of father, mother, and 
others about them. She also said that 
in her estimation, five years in College 
was a greater fortune than the sum of 
$ 10,U00 without the education. 

Cards of Thanks. 

A vote of thanks was passed by the 
students in Chapel oue morning to be 
extended to Oliver JN. Heisey for his 
kindness in donating to each student a 
neatly printed card with blank spaces 
for the arrangement of a Dailv Program 
of Study, Recitation, and Recreation 
for the student. 

Our best thanks are due, and are here- 
by extended, to Dr. J. P. McCaskey, 
Mayor of Lancaster City, for his liberal- 
ity in sending to our Reading Room the 
Pennsylvania School Journal, organ of 
Dept. of Pub. Instruction and of State 
Teachers' Association, Dr. N. C. Schaef- 
fer, Editor. 

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Our Little Visitor. 

Almost daily little Horace Reber may 
be seen in blue dress and blue bonnet 
with buttoned crown, (a present from 
Mrs. E. E. E.) or in little red coat and 
white cap, wending his way up the long 
cement walk, turning the corners leisure- 
ly but surely, climbing the stair-way to 
the gentleman's entrance, and stalking 
into his father's (D. C. Reber) class-room 
big as you please, with a smile to meet 
that of his sire's. Oh, the blessedness 
of innocent childhood! 

"So welcome thou Thanksgiving Day! 
Roll all our selfish thoughts away." 

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There are at present three classes in 
German. The first year class is divided 
into two divisions. The one, consisting 
of several members of the Faculty, is 
taught by Acting President Ileber, and 
the other by L. 1>. Rose. .Toynes-Meiss- 
ner's German Grammar is used for about 
two months, and after that the student 
is ready to take up a reader iu connec- 
tion with the grammar. During the rest 
of the fall term, and the winter term the 
work consists in finishing the grammar 
and lluss's German Header. In the 
spring term several good stories are read 
in the German language; viz: Hillern's 
Holier als die Kirche, and Zsehokke's 
Der Zerbrochene Krug. During the 
spring term a review is also taken of the 
entire first part of the grammar, and the 
classes take their final examination on 
the work of the first year. 

The second year class is taught by D. 
C. Ileber, and reads several short stories 
of modern prose, as well as several 
dramas belonging to classical German 
literature. In the fall term Kiehi's Der 
Finch der Schonheit, ami Schiller's Der 
NefFe als Onkel are translated by the 
class. One period each week is devoted 
to advanced grammar and German prose 
composition. In this class students 
translate a story describing a trip of an 
American to Germany, telling about the 
experiences in starting, the sea voyage, 
the arrival in Germany, and the scenes 
witnessed along the way. 


The work of teaching Mathematics is 
done by six teachers and at present re- 
quires nine classes, covering elementary 
and higher Mathematics. There are two 
classes in Higher Mathematics, taught 
by Acting President Heber; viz., Plane 
Trigonometry and Spherical Trigonome- 

try. Eight students are pursuing work 
in the subjects named. 

Prof. II . K. Ober teaches a class in 
Plane Geometry and the "A" class in 
Algebra. Durell's Plane Geometry is the 
text used, and the class is large and in- 
teresting. It is supposed to cover the 
first two books during the fall term. At 
the end of each book a number of exer- 
cises in original demonstration are re- 
quited of the student, which test his 
ability in geometrical reasoning. 

Durell and Robbing' Complete Algebra 
is used bv the class finishing the sub- 
ject. Students are required to know the 
subject through quadratics, ratio, and 
proportion and progressions. This is 
sufficient to admit them to college. The 
"1>" class in Algebra uses a newly adopt- 
ed text book, called Young and Jack- 
son's Elementary Algebra, and is taught 
by K. W. Schlosser. The class generally 
begins with the subject of fractions, after 
a brief review of factoring, and covers 
simple equations, evolution, and inequal- 
ities during the term. The "C" class is 
in charge of Prof. E. E. Eshleman, and 
uses Milne's High School Algebra. This 
is the class for beginners, and the work 
includes the fundamental operations, 
factoring, the greatest common divisor, 
and the least common multiple. The 
"D" class in Algebra is in charge of Miss 
Leah M. Sbeaffer, and consists of students 
who have entered since the opening of 
the term and were not able to ente'- the 
beginning class. 

Two teachers have charge of the work 
in Arithmetic. Prof. M. A. Good teach- 
es the "A" and "B" classes, using Du- 
rell and Kobbin's Advanced Practical 
Arithmetic. The "A" class makes a 
thorough study of ratio and proportion, 
involution, evolution, mensuration, me- 
tric system, and also takes a rapid re- 
view of the entire subject. The student 
who does the work satisfactorily in this 
class receives a passing mark in arith- 
metic, and after he has studied al- 



gebra sufficiently, he then is prepared 
to take up Higher Arithmetic, which is 
taught only during the spring term. 
These classes are large and the students 
seem much interested in the subject, 
and enjoy the instruction of a thorough 
teacher. H. L. Smith has charge of the 
"C" class in arithmetic. This class re- 
views the fundamental operations, frac- 
tions, decimals, and makes a thorough 
study of practical measurements, and if 
possible takes up percentage. 

The work in arithmetic is so graded 
that the pupil can be assigned to that 
class that does work adapted to his 
needs. In this way he can go slowly 
enough to do thorough work and master 
each part as he goes over it. Arithmetic 
is required in all courses, and its impor- 
tance as a disciplinary study is duly rec- 
ognized; but the student can not get an 
adequate knowledge of it until he has 
completed elementary algebra, and plane 
and solid geometry. 


Loss to the Music 'World. 

In the death of Dr. William Mason, 
the music world sustains a loss that is 
felt in all music circles. Dr. Mason, 
musically speaking is a son of Franz 
Liszt, the great teacher, pianist; as well 
as a composer and Dr. Win. Mason was 
one of the channels through, which the 
great piano teacher has made himself 
felt in America. 

Dr. Mason has done much to further 
the cause of music in our own beloved 
land. He inherited much of the true 
spirit and love for musical art which his 
father Dr. Lowell Mason so forcibly im- 
pressed upon all who came in contact 
with him. 

Thus on July 14, 1908, another one of 
these men of sterling worth passed to 
bis reward. Who shall rise up to take 
these places made vacant ? b. f. w. 

Last Year's Students Now Teaching 

The first number following the name 
of the school indicates number of pupils 
each teacher enrolled the first week, and 
second number tells you the total num- 
ber expected during the year. 


Clayton Fry, Mount Pleasant, 20-40. 
Christian Martin, Oakdale, 20-27. Anna 
Morning, Cherry Hill, 21-27. Harry 
Ebersole, N. Eastern, 7-20. Lilian Ris- 
ser, Wheatland, 14-30. Mary Daveler, 
Fairview, 20-37. 


H. K. Eby, McKinley, 37-60. David 
Hernley, Brubaker's, 7-18. Daniel Shank, 
Pike School, 8-20. Agnes Ryan, Back 
Run, 25-40. Phares Gibble, Newtown 
Sec, — . 

W. Donegal Twp:-Daisy Rider, Rutt's, 
25-41. Harry Nye, Cedar Hill, 14-25. 

East Donegal Twp: — Andrew Martin, 
Florin Sec, 33-40. 

East Hempfield Twp:— Elmer Ruhl, 
Dist. High School, Landisville, 32-40. 
A. G. Hottenstein, Salunga, 23-40. 

Conoy Twp: — Clara Kraybill, Lincoln. 

Ephrata Twp: — Anna D. Martin, Berg- 
strasse, 41-47. 

Elizabeth Twp: — Isaac Singer, Church, 

Mt. Joy Borough: — Linueas Earhart, 
Grammar, 33-42. 

Others who are teaching in different 
counties are Kathryn Mover, Floy Crout- 
hamel, Annie Hollinger, W. G. Baker, 
Gertrude Hess, Edith Martin, Anna 
Cannon, Florence Miller, Ray Gruber, 
Jacob E. Myers, Samuel A. Myers, S. G. 
Meyer and Russell Hartman. 


If interested in College work send for 
our catalog to D. C. Reber. 

Library Notes. 

Books received during September are 
as follows: 



From the Clans of l'.'OS — "Mommsen's 
History of Rome," (5 vols.)- "Emer- 
son's Works," (7 vols.). 

From Dr. D. 0. Reber. — "James'Talks 
on Psychology and Life's Ideals." 

From the College Book Room. — 
"Kellogg's Rhetoric." 

From the State Librarian. — "Report 
of Sec'y of Internal Affairs," (1907). Re- 
port of State Treasurer," (1907). "Under 
the Red Patch." "Report of Adjutant 
General," (1900). "Fire and Marine In- 
surance Report," (1907). "Report of 
Commissioners of Health," (1906). "Re- 
port of Board of Public Charities," (190H) 
"Smull's Legislative Hand Book," (1908). 
' Report of Commissioner of Banking," 
(1907). "Report of Pennsylvania State 
College," (1906-1907). "Report of Sec- 
retary of Internal Affairs," Part III, 
(1906) "Smull's Legislative Hand Book," 
(1907). "History of 124th Pa. Volun- 
teers." "Penn'a Forestry,'' (1905-1906). 
"Report of Secretary of Internal Affairs," 
Part I and II, (1906). "Report of De- 
partment of Mines," Part II, (1906). 
"Report of Commissioner of Banking," 
Part II, (1906). "Life Insurance Re- 
port," (1906). "Auditor General's Re- 
port," (1906). "Report of the Penn'a. 
State College," (1905-1906). "41st An- 
nual Encampment of G. A. R." (1907). 
"Numerous Pamphlets." 

From the Bible Class Fund, (13 
Vols.) — History of Protestant Missions" 
"The Royal Path of Life." "Sankey's 
Life and the Story of the Gospel 
Hymns." "Kent's Historical Bible," 
(2 vols). L. D. Rose, Librarian. 

The cement walks which have been 
under construction for some time are 
now finished and adds greatly to the ap- 
pearance of the place and also to the 
convenience of College folks and friends. 
With the exception of a short stretch 
there are walks from the College to the 
main street of the town. 

The New Microscope. 

Prof. H. K. Ober, who has charge of 
the department of Natural Science, made 
a flying trip to the city of Philadelphia 
last week, and purchased for the College 
a tine compound microscope. The pur- 
chase was made from Queen & Company, 
Philadelphia. The microscope is one of 
their tine instruments and magnifies from 
one hundred to nine hundred diameters. 
It is a very valuable addition to the 
Biological Laboratory. Trustee S. G. 
Gray bill and Prof. Ober were appointed 
by the Board of Trustees as a committee 
to make this purchase, but on account 
of the many duties of Mr. Graybill he 
could not accompany Prof. Ober to the 
city. We are told that the firm made 
quite a nice discount on this purchase, 
due to the fact of their longacquaintance 
and former business relations, which 
they have had with Prof. Ober. 






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The Christmas Spirit. 

The anniversary of the birth of our 
Saviour is close at hand. As Christ 
caine into the world to cleanse us from 
our sins, and thus make us happy, let 
us show our appreciation of His coming, 
by trying to m^ike others happy. "It is 
a moral tonic," says the Philadelphia 
Record, "to do things for other people. 
Make your wife happy. Make the chil- 
dren happy. It will be good for you to 
go further and give happiness to people 
who can make no return to you. Lay 
up treasures in heaven, where most of us 
keep our accounts overdrawn. This is 
the season for kindness and helpfulness, 
for genial faces and cheerful voices and 
unselfishness. Happiness is never caught 
by people who chase it, but it comes to 
those who care about others." 

To our readers, one and all, we extend 
the compliments of the season. A 
Happy Christmas to our widely scattered 
College Times' family, to our exchanges 
and to all other friends. May there be a 
generous infusion of the true Christmas 
spirit throughout the world. 

Don't fail to read the Bible Term par- 
ticulars as found in another column of 
this paper. 

We cannot tell at present just what 
the committee for considering the advis- 
ability of enlarging Alpha Hall is pro- 
jecting. Their plans may be disclosed 

To have Dr. Ruric Roark, President 
of a Normal School, in Kentucky, 
and author of works on Psychology, 
grace our halls with his presence and 
his words of encouragement and most 
excelling instruction, was a treat long to 
be remembered. Dr. Roark is the very 
embodiment of culture and refinement. 
We owe him much for his coming; and 
for his excellent address, a part of which 
will be found on another page of this 

On Saturday afternoon, Nov. 14, the 
College folks and friends witnessed a 
baptismal scene at (Jonewago when 
Misses Olive and Mary Myers and Eva 
Hege were baptized. The administrator 
was Prof. E. E. Eshelman. We take 
this opportunity of extending our appre- 
ciation to those who so kindly gave their 
teams to take the people back and forth. 

Rev. Charles Schwenk, of Clinton 
County, after an extended trip with his 
grandmother through the western part 
of the United States, has returned and is 
now a student with us. 



Our annual Bible Term is near at hand. 
Heretofore we have held the Term the 
first two weeks of January, but the next 
one will be held the latter two weeks. It 
will open on Monday Evening, January 
18, with a sermon by Elder J. A. Long, 
of York, Pa., who will continue preach- 
ing each evening for two weeks, closing 
on Sunday Evening, January 31. 

So far as convenient, let everyone take 
in the entire Term. Students will find it 
convenient this year to come Monday, 
January 18, and hear the first sermon in 
the evening. The regular class work will 
begin the next day, Tuesday, January 19. 

Please note the following daily pro- 


9:00 Regular Chapel Exercises. 

9:20 Special Doctrine, 1. N. H. Beabm. 
10:00 Book of Hebrews, S. H. Hertzler. 
10:40 The Epistles, J. Kurtz Miller. 
11:20 Systematic Study of Missions, E. 
E. Eshelman. 


1:00 Teacher Training, L. Margaret 

1:40 Vocal Music, B. E. Warn pier. 
2:20 The Acts, J. Kurtz Miller. 
3:0U The Acts, J. Kurtz Miller. 


tj:4o Sony; Service, B. V. Warn pier. 
7:00 Evangelistic Sermon, J. A. Long. 

All class work and preaching services 
are expected to be in the new Chapel in 
Memorial Hall. Everybody is cordially 
invited. It will be found most helpful 
to take in the entire work from begin- 
ing to end. The reader will also notice 
that the program arranged touches im- 
portant subjects and gives a variety of 
topics. As the Sunday School lessons 
for 1909 are to take in the Book of Acts, 
it is most fitting that Brother Miller 
teach this Book in the cominyr term. It 

will be noticed also that a systematic 
study of Missions and a class in Teacher 
Training are new features. The teachers 
in charge of these classes are making a 
specialty of the same. Special Commit- 
tees have arranged special programs on 
Education, Missions and Sunday Schools 
respectively, whose work appears here- 
with. There has also been appointed a 
special committee on Personal Work. 


January 28, 1909, 1:30 p. in. 

Moderator — A. S. Kreider. 

Devotional Exercises — S. R. Zug. 

"Education Among the Brethren Dur- 
ing the 18th Century." — J. T. Myers. 

"Mission of the Brethren's Schools." — 
E. M. Wenger. 

"Why Educate'.'"— Marv Stayer Croff. 

"Value of Good English." — G. N. 

Round Table. — Geo. Weaver. 

"The Best Educational Motto." — J. 
Kurtz Miller. 

Regular Speakers and Round Table. — 
15 minutes. 

General Discussion. — 5 minutes, — each 
general speaker — 1 minute. 

Singing in charge of B. E. Warn pier. 
E v ery bod y i n v i ted . 

) I. N. H. Beah.m 
Com. > M. A. Good 

) Elizabeth Myer 

missionary program. 
January 30, 1909, 2:09 p. in. 
Moderator— Dr. D. C. Reber. 
Devotional Exercises — S. C. Witruer. 
District Missions : 

a. — Progress. 

b. — Hindrances. — I. W. Taylor. 
Problems of the City. — L. Margaret 

Woman's Work for Woman in India. — 
Bessie M. Rider. 


Lest We Forget. — J. A. Long. 
Fifteen minutes assigned to each reg- 
ular speaker. 


Sunday, .Jan. 31, 1:30 p. ni. in Breth- 
ren Church in Elizabeth town. 

Moderator— H. K. Ober. 

Devotional Exercises — John C. Zug. 

The Province of the Sunday School 
Teacher. — J. H. Keller. 


Supplementary Work for Intermediate 
Classes. — Mary B. Hess. 


The Influence of the 8. 8. in the Build- 
ing of Character. — John A. Miller. 


The Mental and Spiritual Preparation 
of the Lesson. — Kufus P. Bucher. 


The Beautiful in Teaching. — I. N. H. 

Time alloted to each speaker is fifteen 
minutes. In general discussion, two- 
minute speeches are desired. 
"J D. C. Reber. 


J Nathan Martin. 


There is no charge for tuition. Board- 
ing $3.00 per week;15c per single night's 
lodging; per single meal 20c. If you 
wish a special leaflet or any other infor- 
mation concerning the Bible Term, write 
D. C. Keber, Acting President. On ar- 
riving at the depot, take Martin's hack 
for the College. 10 cents per passenger, 
special rate for the Bible Term; and 25 
cents per trunk. 

Our Bible Terms have al.vays been en- 
thusiastic. Let us hope that this may 
be the most helpful in the history of the 
College. General Committee — I. N. H. 
Beahm, S. H. F.ertzler, D. C. Keber, H. 
K. Ober, E. E. Eshelman. 

Resolutions Passed at the .Late Minis- 
terial Meeting. 

Whereas, another Ministerial and Sun- 
day School Meeting has come and gone. 

And Whereas, these meetings have 
grown to be moving factors in the work- 
ings of the Church, doing good to all 
and inspiring those who attend. 

And Whereas, it is to be regretted that 
not more of the ministers and Sunday 
School workers of the district avail them- 
selves of the blessed opportunities to get 
strength and inspiration for better work 
in their home congregations, 

And Whereas, this meeting has been 
especially blessed through the hearty 
welcome and boundless hospitality of the 
brethren and sisters of theTulpehockeu 

Therefore be it Resolved, that we ten- 
der our heartfelt thanks to our Heavenly 
Father for the blessings thus enjoyed 
during these meetings, 

And, to the brethren and sisters of the 
Tulpehocken congregation for their 
generous hospitality and for their caring 
for our physical wants, 

And, to all the brethren and sisters 
who took an active part in the discussion 
of the different topics, 

And, that we as individuals use all 
lawful efforts to reach such as are not 
interested in this good work, that the 
good of these meetings may be felt over 
the entire district. 

John C. Zuo, ] 

Henry R. Gibbel, tCom. 
J. W. G. Hershey, j 

If interested in College work, please 
send for our catalogue. 

Late visitors to the College have been 
Rev. Z. A. Jones, Rock Hill, S. C; Mr. 
and Mrs. N. B. Martin and Mr. and Mrs. 
Abraham Shetter, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. 
Jas. Breitigan, Lititz; Mrs. Elizabeth 
Shiffer, Misses Helen and Grace Kline, 
Minnie Ebersole and Cora Buckwalter 
and J. K. Troxel, Lancaster; Hannah 
Baker, Harrisburg; Sue Book, Hum- 
melstown; Leah and Samuel Hoover. 
Sand Beach, Pennsylvania. l. m. s. 



Gentle Manners. 

Extract from an Essav Kead in Literary Society, 
October St. 1H and 23. 

Marnier is the unconscious expression 
of character, a person being said to have 
a charming, gracious or courtly manner, 
because of a habitual charm, or grace or 
dignity that belongs to him, just as the 
perfume belongs to the flower. Manner 
makes itself every day, and at times 
when we are least aware of it. It will 
inevitably betray our temper — whether 
we are envious, tender to suffering, or 
wishful of happiness to all about us. It 
is the mark of the soul, the outward in- 
dication of what is in the mind. 

Manners are sometimes called "Minor 
Morals," but when we learn the depth 
of meaning the great and good have at- 
tached to them, we can hardly consider 
them of less importance than morals 
themselves. A lady or gentlemen should 
be gentle in everything they do or say. 
They should be mild, calm, quiet, tem- 
perate, not hasty in judgment, not over- 
bearing, nor proud. No lady or gentle- 
man admires anything but good man- 

In the cultivation of gentle manners 
we must, in main, depend upon the 
things that we have already considered. 
'•If one is kind, houorable,* delicate and 
considerate, he will have manners that 
will admit him into any desirable circle." 
The natural impulse to politeness needs 
the most perfect outward expression, 
and there is no better way of learning 
what is its most graceful form than by 
observing people of tine manners and as- 
sociating with them. 

We learn to do "gentle deeds" by do- 
ing them. We may have all the knowl- 
edge of good form that the books con- 
tain, and we may take notice of the man- 
ners of well-bred people, yet if we do not 
put our knowledge into constant prac- 
tice, we shall never attain that polish of 

manner which at least seems to be, and 
generally is, the evidence of inward re- 

The effect of good manners is like 
charity, it blesses him that gives and 
him that takes. As character leaves its 
stamp upon the features, and is visible 
in every act and motion, so does the 
outward expression of courtesy react 
upon character and help to mould it in- 
to a thing of grace and beauty. 

Courtesy is the elegance or politeness 
connected with kindness, which comes 
from a well governed heart. So we see 
that gentle manuers are not simply an 
external finish. One cannot be court- 
eous without becoming quick in percep- 
tion and refined in feeling, nor can he be 
courteous and at the same time love 
coarseness and rudeness. It is not 
always found in high or aristocratic 
homes, for often such people are ill-man- 
nered, and treat people of a lower class 
very coolly and mean. Courtesy is a 
fortune in itself. The good mannered 
can do without riches, for they have 
passports everywhere. They can enjoy 
nearly everything without trouble and 
they are as welcome as the sunshine, for 
they carry light, sunshine, and joy every- 
where. They are not jealous, or envious, 
for they bear good will to all. ' Emerson 
well said: Life is not so short but that 
there is always time enough for courtesy. 

Ih our homes we sometimes think that 
gentle manners can be dispensed with, 
but they are of more importance there 
than anywhere else. It is there that we 
spend most of our younger days when 
we are forming habits for our future life, 
and if we do not begin to be courteous 
at this time it will be very difficult for us 
to become so later on. Then, too, the 
members of our family have stronger 
claims upon us than others. They love 
us most and care for us in sickness and 
in health; therefore they are entitled not 
only to our love and obedience, but to 
every courtesy and attention we can pay 


them. Family intimacy should never 
make brothers and sisters forget to be 
polite to each other. Those who con- 
tract thoughtless and rude habits toward 
members of their own family will be rude 
and thoughtless toward others, where if 
we are kind, affectionate and show love 
and courtesy to one another the home 
will be much pleasanter. 

Young people are usually ready to 
laugh at anytime. Their feelings lie so 
near the surface that they are apt to 
bubble over without regard to time or 
place. This should not be as we are hurt some one's feelings or often 
cause them to make a mistake while re- 
citing. It is not only ill-bred, but cruel 
to laugh at awkwardness or oddity of 
manner or speech. If a student makes 
a mistake while reciting the class should 
not laugh. A good motto is, "Put 
yourself in his place." 

Manner more than compensates for all 
the defects of nature. The most fasci- 
nating person is always the one of most 
winning manners, not the one of greatest 
physical beauty. Many a man and 
woman might double their influence and 
success by a kindly courtesy or a refined 
manner. A good manner often succeeds 
where the best tongue has failed. 

Many persons ot real refinement are 
thought to be stiff, proud, reserved and 
haughty, but not so. Our manners like 
our characters are always under inspec- 
tion. Someone will always have some- 
thing to say about them. Sincerity is 
the highest quality of good manners 
Mary E. Myers, (.Treeneastle, Fa. 


Quite a number of our students and 
teachers attended different sessions of the 
County Teachers' Institute held at Lan- 
caster the second week in November. 
They report having had some rich treats. 
The corps of instructors were Profs. R. 
L. Watts and S. Y. Gillian, and Drs. O. 
T. Carson and R. N. Roark. l. m. s. 

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear. 

It came upon the midnight clear, 

That glorious song of old: 
From angels bending near the earth 

To touch their harps of gold: 

"Peace to the earth, good-will to man, 
From heaven's all-gracious King." 

The earth in solemn stillness iay, 
To hear the angels sing. 

Still through the cloven skies they come, 
With peaceful wings unfurled; 

And still celestial music floats 
O'er all the weary world; 

Above its sad and lowly pains 
They bend on heavenly wing, 

And ever o'er its Babel sounds, 
The blessed angels sing? 

O ye, beneath lifes crushing load, 
Whose forms are bending low, 

Who toil along the climbing way, 
With painful steps and slow, 

Look up! for glad and golden hours 

Come swiftly on the wing; 
Oh, rest beside the weary road, 

And hear the angels sing ! 

For lo, the days are hastening on, 

By prophet bards foretold, 
When with the ever circling years 

Comes round the age of gold ! 

When peace shall over all the earth 

Its primal splendor fling, 
And the whole world send back the song 

Which now the angels sing ! 


The Historic Valley Forge. 

During the latter part of July it was 
the privilege of the writer to pay a visit 
to this old camp ground of the Revolu- 
tionary soldiers. The army occupied 
these grounds from December 19, 1777 to 
June 18, 1778. Although the place is of 
more than ordinary historic importance, 
there are comparatively few persons 


who know much about this place. The 
place is too famous in the birtu of our 
freedom to be passed by without giving 
a description ot it to our readers. There 
are also a few facts and anecdotes that 
that will be mentioned in connection with 
the description. 

Valley Forge is a mere hamlet situated 
on the southern banks of the Schuylkill 
River. The Philadelphia and Reading 
railroad runs parallel with the river at 
this place. From the station there is a 
beautiful vista of the river placidly mov- 
ing on toward the Delaware. Philadel- 
phia is about twenty five miles south- 
east of Valley Forge, and was occupied 
by ihe British when the American army 
was at Valley Forge. There are many 
liills on the southern side of the river 
and at this point form an almost im- 
pregnable barrier to an enemy coining 
from Philadephia. The State is gradually 
purchasing the ground occupied by the 
Revolutionary soldiers during their en- 
campment, and has about four hundred 
acres in its reservation at present. Part 
of the State reservation lies in Mont- 
gomery county and part in Chester 

There are many historic places that 
might be described but space permits 
only a few. The first one of importance 
in the reservation is Washington's Head- 
quarters. This is near the railroad station. 
The house at the time of the encamp- 
ment was owned by Mr. Isaac Potts. 
Along the walk, leading to the doorway, 
lies a cannon from a British man-of-war. 
The colonial structure with its can- 
opied porch, small window panes, and old 
door locks, presents an inviting appear- 
ance. The house contains many Revolu- 
tionary relics found on thecamp ground. 
The furniture is all of a colonial style. 
The bed in which Washington passed 
many a distressing night is open to the 
public view but the room containing the 
treasure can not be entered. In Revo- 
lutionarv times there was a tunnel lead- 

ing from the house to the river. Part 
of this tunnel still exists and can be 

The next place of importance lies on 
the side of a commanding hill and is 
reached by a macadamized road. It is 
Fort Huntingdon. The fort is about 
forty feet square and has an earthen 
rampart for its main defence. The wall 
is from six to ten feet high. A verdant 
grass sod now covers it and a copse of 
trees has grown in and around the old 
fort. This fort was the chief protection 
to the left wing of the army and was on 
the extreme left of the line of fortifica- 
tions just as Fort Moore was on the 
extreme right. This line of entrench- 
ments is still visible at certain places 
over the whole camp ground. Farmers 
have levelled some parts of it years ago 
to facilitate farming the land. By fol- 
lowing this line of entrenchments for a 
distance of several hundred yards the 
foot of Mt. Joy is reached which is 
south of Washington's Headquarters. 

How did this hill get the name Mount 
Joy and why is the hill north of it called 
Mount Misery? This takes us back to 
the time of William Penn, according to 
ex-Governor Pennypacker. William 
Penn went to a place near Harrisburg to 
negotiate a treaty with the Indians and 
on his way home he passed through the 
many hills and dales around Valley Forge 
After wandering among them for some 
time he finally ascended one of the hills, 
but he could not discern any known 
landmarks and consequently he con- 
cluded that he was lost and so he ex- 
claimed, "What a mountain of misery!" 
Traveling to the hill farther north, he as- 
cended it and from its summit recognized 
the bright waters of the Schuylkill River 
in the distance and at once knew where 
he was. An ecstasy of delight came to 
the Quaker and he exclaimed, "What a 
mountain of joy?" Thus it is supposed 
that Mount Misery and Mount Joy got 
their names. 


Returning alter this short digression, 
we will ascend Mount Joy. The summit 
of Mount Joy is three hundred yards 
above the line of entrenchments and on 
it is erected an observatory one hundred 
feet high. From the top of it a beauti- 
ful panoramic view preseuts itself. 
Looking north, the ground just traversed 
with all it natural beauty lays before us 
and beyond it the Schuylkill River is 
seen meandering through the valley like 
a silvery thread. To the east the many 
ridges of hills rise and fall in rapid suc- 
cession. Here and there are small iarms 
intermingled among the hills. Several 
monuments appear in the distance. The 
south presents a fair view. The fertile 
tields of Chester county, stripped of 
their gram crops, and the verdant corn 
helds join each other as far as the eye 
ean see. Old Sol's resting place presents 
nothing but a high hill which is verdant 
with pine and chestnut. This hill ob- 
structs a distant view. At its base flows 
Valley Forge Creek. Having finished 
our observation, we will proceed to the 
foot of Mount Joy. 

Going a short distance beyond the 
line of entrenchments at the foot of Mt. 
Joy, Fort Washington, the central pro- 
tection ot the entrenchments appears 
before us. This fort practically holds 
the passage between the river and the 
hills. It is a very strategic point and 
was well chosen. It is somewhat similar 
to Fort Huntingdon in construction, but 
it is about twice its size and almost in- 
vulnerable to a foe. 

At this point the entrenchments make 
a sharp bend to the east. About four 
hundred yards farther down the line of 
entrenchments, and not far removed, are 
the graves of three unknown soldiers. 
Their resting places are marked by 
rough headstones and little windrows of 
earth. Who they are, God alone knows. 
As one gazes at the silent resting places 
and thinks of the noble cause to which 
they are martyrs, there comes a feeling 
of patriotic fervor and reverence. 

Not far from these graves are the pits 
in the earth which are the remains of 
huts occupied by soldiers. Opposite 
these the recently unveiled equestrian 
statue of General Wayne appears in all 
its massive beauty. It stands on a com- 
manding eminence and faces toward 
Philadelphia. The site of the bake 
ovens used by the Continental army is 
also near this spot. 

The next point of interest is the John 
Waterman monument abouta mile north 
of the Wayne statue. John Waterman 
is the name of a soldier who, alone, of 
all the soldiers buried at Valley Forge, 
had his name marked on his gravestone 
by his comrades. A large shaft of 
granite marks the spot and it is probably 
in or near the traditional burying ground 
of the Revolutionary soldiers. Between 
three and four thousand soldiers died 
during the winter and were buried in 
the immediate vicinity of this monu- 

A short distance from this monument 
is the Memorial Chapel which is in the 
course of erection. It will contain 
thirteen cloisters, one built by eacb of 
the thirteen original colonies. When 
completed the cloisters will form two 
wings and the chapel the center. Mass- 
achusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and 
Georgia have already completed their 
respective cloisters. The chapel will be 
built and furnished in colonial style. 
The structure is of granite and white 
marble. All the points of historic interest 
mentioned thus far are visible from the 
chapel with the exception of Washing- 
ton's Headquarters. 

We will, now direct our journey 
toward the Headquarters again and as 
we proceed we soon pass the Star 
Redoubt which commanded the Sullivan 
Bridge across the Schuylkill River. This 
is not on the State reservation and con- 
sequently does not present a beautiful 
appearance. It is about six hundred 
yards from Fort Huntingdon. The 
headquarters soon come into view with 


the large dam in the Valley Forge Creek 
a short distance above it. 

A boat ride up this creek reveals some 
historical places. Pulling up the stream, 
a spring is perceived on the leitbank and 
it is said that near rhis spring Washing- 
ton was discovered while uttering a 
prayer in the woods. This gives a hal- 
lowed aspect to the place. This site of 
the old forge is a short distance farther 
up the stream. From this forge the 
creek and the hamlet got their names. 
The old forge dam is still visible. On 
each side of the stream are bisrh hills 
ciad with charming shrubbery, the water 
is clear as crystal, and loud conversa- 
tion will cause the hills to take up the 
words and repeat them in idle mockery 
several times. As the boat follows a 
bend in the creek, about a mile from the 
dam, the beautiful lawn surrounding the 
mansion of our U. S. Senator, Philander 
C. Knox, is reached, It was here also 
that Gen. Knox, a Revolutionary gener- 
al had his headquarters during the win- 
ter. The journey down the creek will 
not be monotonous as there is so much 
in nature along this creek that not the 
half could be seen on the way going up 
by the most casual observer. 

Thus a detour has been made of the 
historic place, but the pain, the suffer- 
ing, and the distress that was undergone 
can not be realized. Many nooks and 
recesses would undoubtedly have much 
to relate if nature would give them ton- 
gues. After viewing these cherished 
grounds our hearts should beat in har- 
mony with the principles of retributive 
justice and our aim as patriotic men 
and women should be to make this 
grand and glorious nation of oursa sym- 
bol of true religious and civic freedom. 
Aug. 8, 15:108. Ralph VV. Schlosskr. 

"The Religious Garb Bill" 

Speech of Hon. C. C. Kauffman, Senator from the 
XIV District, Lancaster County, Delivered in the 
Senate Chamber on Tuesday, May 29, 1895. 

It is only fair to say that when this 
odious legislation was pending, the Lan- 

caster County Senator from the upper. 
district combatted it. On Tuesday, May 
28, 1805, the bill came up for final pas- 
sage. There were present, in the lobby 
of the Senate Chamber, nearly a hund- 
red representatives, men and women of 
the Mennonites and Dunkards of Lancas- 
ter County. They were clad in their 
plain and comely dress, and the womeu 
wore on their heads the little snow-white 
caps. Together they constituted an in- 
teresting, impressive and picturesque 

Senator C. C. Kauffman. when the bill 
was called up at 1-i o'clock, rose in his 
place and said : 

"Since the adjournment of the Senate 
on last Thursday, I have been spoken 
and written to by Lutherans, Presbyter- 
ians, Methodists and Episcopalians, 
members of the Christian Endeavor So- 
ciety and Brotherhood of St. Andrew, 
against the passage of this bill and I am 
here now to protest in their name, and 
against the passage of this bill, which in 
their judgment, would prevent their 
teaching in the public schools, unless 
they remove from their heads their sim- 
ple white caps. This cap is part of their 
religious discipline, the emblem of their 
piety and purity, and it is just as sacred 
and just as dear to them as ever was 
your "Now I lay me down to sleep,'' 
lisped from your baby lips, with your 
head pillowed on the lap of your now 
sainted mother. 

"vVhat would we not do in defense of 
the religion of our mothers ? 1 think, if 
needs be, we would die for it. This be- 
ing the case, can you wonder that this 
people plead so earnestly for the defeat 
or modification of this measure? It is 
claimed that this bill does not apply to 
them. If this is the case, why not say 
so in the body of the bill? It is also 
claimed that this law will never be en- 
forced, but so conscientious are these 
people, that this being the law, whether 
enforced or not, it would prevent their 
teaching in our public schools under it. 


Had anyone predicted a few short 
years ago that a biil of this character 
would be passed by this Legislature, 
they would have been laughed at. This 
is a vicious bill, but as has been truly 

"Vice is a monster of so frightful mien 
As to be hated, needs but to be seen. 

Yet seen too oft, familiar with its face, 
First we endure, then pity, then em- 

I sincerely appreciate the efforts of the 
patriotic societies of Pennsylvania in 
their efforts to promote allegiance to our 
flag and obedience to the laws of our 
country. I have faith in their sincerity 
and admiration for their enthusiasm. 
No man will go further than I to encour- 
age, assist and sustain them in their loy- 
alty and devotion to patriotic purposes. 
I have valiantly and enthusiastically 
supported their measures in this direc- 
tion. Their influence over our young 
men of the State and Nation is beneficial. 
This country needs patriots. It needs 
organized efforts to make us all more in- 
tensely American and less subservient to 
foreign influence and customs. 

"±>ut I am construed by my duty and 
devotion to many of my constituents, 
Mennonites and Dunkards, to raise my 
voice in opposition to this particular 
bill, and I would be false to them if I 
did not present their interests. This bill 
will deprive them of entering public em- 
ployment, and of obtaining means of li v- 
lihood, unless they renounce their faith, 
and conform to a law which interferes 
with the free exercise of their conscien- 
tious convictions. They are a quiet and 
unobtrusive people and never force 
their religious views or convictions on 
anybody, in social, domestic or commer- 
cial life. It is for them, thousands of 
whom are my constituents, that I plead 
relief from the oppressive features of 
this bill, and I would be false to my ob- 
ligations and false to my oath, were I not 
to raise my voice. 

"This is too grave a question to be de- 
cided upon political grounds, or as a 
mere matter of policy. It is of higher, 
greater, deeper and holier significance. 
It is a question of heart, home and con- 
science. If you pass this bill, then 
strike off the mast head the emblem 
which declares that this is the land of 
the brave and the home of the free. 
Trample beneath your feet that part of 
the constitution which says a man can 
worship God according to the dictates of 
his own conscience. 

"Can it be possible that in this en- 
lightened age, at the threshold of the 
Nineteenth century, in the great state of 
Pennsylvania, a state that always leads 
but never follows, a state of liberal 
thought and ideas; I say, can it be pos- 
sible that in the state of Pennsylvania, 
twenty-six men will be found willing to 
vote for a measure of this kind? 1 ap- 
peal to you men of Pennsylvania to 
stand by the Constitution. 1 appeal to 
you fellow Republicans to be true to the 
party of Lincoln, Grant and Stevens, and 
not to put this blot upon our proud 
escutcheon. And lastly, I appeal to 
you, not as Democrats or Republicans, 
but as men, God-fearing men, as God 
shall give you the light to see the right, 
do the right, and let the chips fall where 
they may. And then in after years 
when this spasm of religious garb has 
passed away, you will have the proud 
satisfaction of knowing you have done 
your duty to your God, your State and 
your fellowmen." 

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Word From Baltimore. 

Nov. 19. — Just before closing our man- 
scripts for. the December issue, we re- 
ceived from Baltimore a program of Bi- 
centennial Services to be held in the 
Church of the Brethren in that city, 
from Nov. 16 to 2_'. The principal feat- 
ures of the program are a lecture by 
Pres. Beahm on "The Stars and Stripes," 
on Nov. 17; a sermon on "The Bible," 
by Pres. Beahm, Nov. 18; a lecture by 
Elder G. N. Falkenstein on the "History 
of the Church," Nov. 19; and a sermon 
by Eld. Falkenstein on Nov. 20. The 
program says, "Come and have your 
life intensified for Christ" by these two 
men from Pennsylvania. 

All this was conducted under the au- 
spices of the Wednesday Evening Bible 
Class of Baltimore Church, with Dr. J. 
S. Geiser as leader. 

Olr College Times extends greetings 
to our Brethren in Baltimore, and hopes 
to have them visit the College at their 
earliest convenience. 

■Winter Term. 

The Fall Term which consisted of only 
thirteen weeks, ends Thursday. Dec. 3. 
The Winter Term opens Monday, Dec. 
7, and will consist of fifteen weeks. The 
Holiday vacation will extend from Dec. 
24 to January 4. 

Thos" desiring rooms for the Winter 
Term should eugage them at once. Write 
to Dr. D. C. Reber, our Acting President, 
concerning this matter. 

The Keystone Literary Society is in a 
nourishing condition; never in the his- 
tory of the Society has such an interest 
been manifested. Several new members 
have been added to our list who are all 
willing workers. 

The following program was given in 
honor of "William Cullen Bryant;" 

1. Music — Down by the Flowing River. 

2. Recitation — "To the Fringed Gentian" 

Nora lie be r. 

3. Essay — "Life of William Cullen Bry- 

ant," — Martin Brandt. 

4. Debate — Resolved; That College Bred 

Men have done greater service to 
Mankind than self-educated men. 
Aff. Neg. 

Daniel Shank Nat. Longenecker 

Amos Hottenstein Elmer Ruhl 

5. Music — "Swauee Ribber." 

6. Kecitatiou — "The Forest Hymn," 

Viola Withers. 

7. Spiritual Signitication of Thanatopsis, 

Prof. H. K. Ober. 

8. Literary Echo. 

9. Music — "Fearis. " 

Some of the questions which have 
been debated are: 

Resolved: That Woman has a Greater 
Influence on Society, either for Good or 
Evil, than Man. 

Resolved: That the Country Oilers to 
the young Man or Woman (ireater Op- 
portunities for a Successful Life than the 

Resolved: That Poetry is a More Im- 
portant Element in Literature than Prose 

The Thanksgiving program was pleas- 
ing to all, the facts concerning the Day 
were vividly brought forth by the speak- 

No one who was present on November 
20 can judge by the patriotic spirit of 
the participants, that "Patriotism is on 
the decline." All were full of the sub- 
ject and expatiated freely. 



Our Realizations and Anticipations. 

In his address on the evening of our 
8th Anniversary, Prof. Ober carried us 
back over the eight prosperous years of 
our school work and presented it in the 
various stages of growth. With him we 
looked in upon the first scene in the 
drama which was acted in one of Abram 
Heisey's rooms, as the building was not 
completed in March, 1900, as was hoped, 
and teachers and pupils took up their 
work enthusiastically in a room gener- 
ously offered by Mr. Heisey. 

The institution from its birth has been 
nourished and fostered by sincere and 
generous friends. Just as it is impos- 
sible for a child to grow and develop by 
means of money alone, so it would have 
been impossible for our school to grow if 
only money had been contributed; but 
its very life has been drawn from the in- 
terest and sympathy which kind friends 
have shown by sending their sons and 
daughters to us and by speaking kindly 
and encouragingly of us. 

Our school has grown steadily as the 
following statements will show: 

First year, 
Second yr. 
Third year 
Fourth yr. 
Fifth year 
Sixth year 
Seventh yr. 
Eighth yr. 

3 teachers and 
5 teachers and 
9 teachers and 
9 teachers and 

10 teachers and 

11 teachers and 

12 teachers and 
14. teachers and 

6 students. 
64 students. 
108 students. 
106 students. 
128 students. 
148 students. 
177 students. 
196 students. 

Number of graduates in the different 
courses are as follows : 

Commercial Course, 39; English Scien- 
tific, 12; College Preparatory, 3; Peda- 
gogical, 10; Music, 2; Bible, 3; total 69. 

Remembering the lives that have been 
touched and influenced while with us; 
remembering the latent possibilities real- 
ized by students while here; remember- 
ing the ycung men and women who 
have with renewed inspiration turned to 
the Book of Books for the wisdom of the 

ages; we truly say that not in this world 
will our anticipations be realized, but 
only when the harvest is gathered and 
the sheaves are borne to the garner on 
high, will the extent and value of our 
work stand revealed. l. g. f. 

The Garb Law Under Test. 

The readers of the College Times and 
the many friends of Elizabethtown Col- 
lege, as well as the citizens of our Com- 
monwealth who believe in religious free- 
dom, certainly are interested in the de- 
cision concerning the "Garb Bill." To 
most of our readers the fact is already 
known that the School Directors of 
Mount Joy Township, Lancaster County, 
employed as a teacher Miss Lilian Risser, 
a member of one of the Mennonite de- 
nominations of Lancaster County, who 
wears a distinctive garb; and that a tax- 
payer of said township prosecuted the 
said BoaM of Directors for a violation 
of the Statute of the Commonwealth of 
Pennsylvania. After the argument of 
the case in the Court of Quarter Sessions 
of Lancaster County, Hon. C. 1. Landis, 
President J udge of said Courts handed 
down his decision, stating that said law 
is unconstitutional, and therefore null 
and void. During the Convention of 
The Junior Order of United American 
Mechanics recently held in Lancaster, 
said Order appropriated $1,000 toward 
the expenses of taking an appeal to, and 
testing this case, in the Superior and 
Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania. It is 
desired by those opposed to the Garb 
Bill to raise a fund of not less than $500 
to pay the costs of testing this case in 
the above named Courts. If any of our 
readers or friends of the College are dis- 
posed to contribute to this fund, please 
send your contribution to H. K. Ober, 
Acting Treasurer of Elizabethtown Col- 
lege, who will acknowledge the receipt 
of the proper authorities to the end 
herein-above designated. 




The first snow of the season fell on 
Saturday, November It. The purity of 
the earth's dress and the frosty air gave 
renewed vigor to all. 

The Sunday School work which was in 
progress at Mt. Ober has been discon- 
tinued for the winter. 

The students and teachers at the 
College spent a very pleasant evening 
on Hallowe'en. A social was arranged 
for by the Social Committee which 
proved a success. No old-time Hallow- 
e'en jokes were played, but instead the 
boys of Charity Hall handed a paper to 
the Faculty stating their willingness to 
refrain from doing anything on that 
evening which would not be becoming to 
Christian gentlemen. And their resolu- 
tion was carried out. 

A planetarium illustrating the move- 
ment of the planets about the sun and 
the cause of tides, etc., was lately pur- 
chased for the College and is proving to 
be very interesting and instructive. 

Kev. Elmer F. Nedro of Jones Mills, 
l'a., is expected as a student at the 
College next term. He and his wife and 
little son will reside in the basement of 
Memorial Hall, in the rooms that Frof. 
Beahm once occupied. l. m. s. 

Kindness of Mr. Seyfert. 

The editor-in-chief was delighted to 
receive through the mail a copy of the 
book, in pamphlet form, which con- 
tains a history of the Garb Bill, Hon. 
W. U. Hensel's Argument against it, and 
Judge Landis' decision in the case lately 
argued in the Lancaster County Court. 

It was sent by Hon. A. G. Seyfert, 
formerly a member of our State Legisla- 
ture from Lancaster County, and now 
American Consul to Canada, to whom 
the editor expresses her appreciation 
and gratitude. 

Alumni Notes. 

The following card has recently come 
under our notice: 

"Plymouth Rocks, bred from blue rib- 
bon winners — eggs and stock for sale. 
Lititz Springs Poultry Yards, James H. 
Breitigan, Proprietor, Lititz, Pa." 

Mr. Breitigan ('05) is a member of the 
American and Columbian Plymouth 
Hock Clubs, and is gaining reputation 
on account of his good stock of poultry, 
and his thrift and industry in business. 

His alma mater and fellow alumni join 
in wishing him a successful business 

Mr. Joseph Cashman ('07) attended 
the Anniversary exercises Friday even- 
ing, Nov. 13th. He expects to be with 
us again during the Bible Term. 

Miss Maud Sprinkle ('08) is now work- 
ing in the office of Mr. S. G. Gray bill 
several days in a week. The rest of her 
time is spent in the home of Prof. H. K. 
Ober, helping in various ways. 

Mr. John Herr, ("08) also enjoyed the 
Anniversary exercises with us. Mr. 
Herr is now employed by the Martin <S: 
Heagy Co. of Elizabethtown as traveling 
salesman. l. g. f. 


Eshlemax-Wenger. — O n Thursday 
afternoon Nov. 5th, at 2 o'clock, Mr. 
Peter B. Eshleman, of Fennville, and 
Miss Elizabeth M. Wenger, of Browns- 
town, were united in marriage by Rev. H. 
B. Yoder, pastor of the Church of the 
Brethren, at the parsonage, No. 343 
Charlotte street. After the ceremony 
Mr. and Mrs. Eshelman left at 3:52 for 
Philadelphia, New York, Albany, Niag- 
ara Falls and Toronto, Canada. After 
November 15 they were at home for a 
short time at the home of the bride, at 

Our College Times extends hearty con- 
gratulations, and best wishes for a happy 
married life. 




Eighth Anniversary of The College 

From the Elizabethtown Herald, Nov. IS. 

The eighth anniversary of the founding 
of the Elizabelhtown College was fitting- 
ly celebrated on Friday evening. The 
successes of the past were recounted, 
the anticipations and realizations of the 
institution were reviewed. Eight brief 
years have elapsed since the College was 
founded and what strides and advance- 
ment they have made. From six stud- 
ents and three teachers they have grown 
to number now 190 students and 14 
teachers. But not alone numerically, 
but financially as well have they pros- 
pered. The chief speaker of the even- 
ing was Dr. Ruric Koark of Kentucky, 
who gave a scholarly and masterful ad- 

Dr. D. C. Reber was chairman of the 
meeting and he gracefully and in a few 
well chosen words' introduced the speak- 
ers. Prof. Fishelman extended welcome 
to all present. Prof. Ober spoke upon 
thecollege,its past, present and future his- 
tory, its anticipations and its realizations. 
He dwelt upon its humble beginning 
and its realizations; its rapid growth, its 
present needs and the possibilities which 
the future may have in store. He lauded 
the moral and Christian character of the 
school, calling attention to the fact that 
hazing was unknown within its walls, 
nor even the playing of innocent hallow- 
e'en pranks. He emphasized the sound 
ideals of the school in encouraging 
physical culture, but prohibiting inter- 
collegiate contests, making it primarily a 
school of learning, instead of athletics. 
While Christ is the centre of the institu- 
tion, and efforts are made to convert 
studeuts,still no influences are brought to 
bear upon scholars to join their particu- 
lar denomination. He referred to the 
spreading influence of the College, of the 

honorable list of graduates all over the 
nation, and alluded to one on her way 
to the Orient to become a missionary. 
Professor Ober made a tine address, full 
of convincing argument. 

The chorus class under the leadership 
of Professor Warn pier interspersed the 
program wita some excellent selections. 
Prof. Warn pier has developed some fine 
vocalists and is deserving of great 
credit. He is graceful in his man- 
ner and seems to possess the utmost 
confidence oi his pupils. Miss Leah M. 
Scheatf'er then delivered a very touching 
recitation. She recited it in an able, still 
unaffected manner. 

Dr. Ruric Koark, Principal of one of 
the formal Schools in Kentucky, was 
the chief speaker of the evening. He is 
the author of a number of text-books, 
several of which are in use at Elizabeth- 
town College. Dr. Koark in opening 
declared that he felt at home in the 
atmosphere of this College with its lofty 
ideals and its hue Christian spirit. He 
was glad to know that the courses 
ottered here round out a man and tit 
him for life's duties. "Specialization 
is all righf'he said, "but to groove down 
in a course of study to canyon depth, 
with only a narrow slit to look up and 
see the sky is abominable to me. I 
like to stop hoeing sometimes, and go to 
the fence and look into my neighbor's 
corn-patch, and learn of his methods 
and work." The gist of his address was 
education. He held that no ignorant 
man could be happy, no more so than 
the swine. "The refined, the cultured 
men, enjoy life in its truest sense, and 
only those who have a conversant know- 
ledge of the literature of the past and 
present, who know the history of the 
world, have a right to lay claim to be 
truly educated." His discussion was 
along the line of the three phases of 
education, viz: physical, moral and 
intellectual. He took the position that 
that if any one of these need special 



training it is the moral side of education. 
He supported the position of the college 
taken in regard to inter-collegiate sports. 
Dr. Roark then spoke upon the mind, 
and its powers, and discussed the 
faculties of conscience, will and motive, 
connecting the three by a tine chain of 
thought and appropriate illustrations. 
Dr. Roark is a fluent, forcible public 
speaker, glib of tongue and attractive 
in manner. But then no wonder for he 
hails from the state known for its silver 
tougued orators. 

Chapel Talk. 

On the morning of October 21st, came 
Prof. Eshelman's turn to address the 
students on some phase of a boy's or a 
girl's education, not usually found in 
text books. Through suggestions made 
in Faculty .Meeting, while considering the 
need of more general reading on the part 
of students, he selected the subject of 
'"Reading" for his talk. To emphasize 
the Value of Heading he quoted from 
the following authors : 

"Peadiug maketh a full man; confer- 
ence, a ready man; writing an exactman. 
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; 
mathematics, subtle: natural philoso- 
phy, deep; morals, grave; logic and 
rhetoric, able to contend." 

"Have you ever rightly considered 
what the mere ability to read means? 
That it is the key which admits us to 
the whole world of thought and fancy 
and imagination, to the company of 
saint and sage, of the wisest and the 
wittiest at their wisest and wittiest mo- 
ments? That it enables us to see 
with the keenest eyes, hear with the fin- 
est ears, and listen to the sweetest voices 
of all time? More than that, it annihil- 
ates space." — Lowell. 

"If we encounter a man of rare intel- 
lect, we should ask him what books he 
reads.*' — Emerson. 

"He that loves reading has everything 
within his reach. He has but to desire 

and he may possess himself of every 
species of wisdom to judge and power to 
pe rfo rm . ' ' — U ood win. 

"Reading is to the mind what exercise 
is to the body, as by the one health is 
preserved, strengthened, and invigora- 
ted; by the other, virtue, which is the 
health of the mind, is kept alive, cher- 
ished and confirmed." — Addison. 

"The man who is fond of books is us- 
ually a man of lofty thoughts and of el- 
evated opinions." — Dawson. 

To emphasize how to read, he quoted 
from the following : 

"To read without reflection is like eat- 
ing without digesting." — Burke. 

"Graceful ingenuous, illuminative 
reading." — Carlyle. 

"Force yourself to reflect on what you 
read, paragraph by paragraph." — Cole- 

"Much reading is like much eating, — 
wholly useless without digesting." — 

"Reading furnishes the mind only 
with materials of knowledge, it is think- 
ing that makes what we read, ours." — 
John Locke. 

"Read and take your nourishment in 
at your eyes. Shut your mouth and 
chew the cud of understanding." — Con- 

On the point of when to read, Prof. 
Fshelman used the following quotation 
from Horace Maun : "Resolve to edge 
in a little reading every day, if it is but 
a single sentence. If you gain fifteen 
minutes a day it will make itself felt at 
the end of the year." 

Among other terse remarks, Prof. 
Kshleman made were these: "We may 
forget what we read this morning, but it 
has left its impression on our lives. I 
want to emphasize the absolute necess- 
ity and positive value of good reading." 

If interested in College VVork^ please 
send for our catalogue. 



College JLecture Course. 

The Library Committee of the College 
acts as a lecture bureau in providing 
lectures aud suitable entertainments for 
the College, the proceeds of which are 
devoted to building up and improving 
the College Library. The Committee 
takes pleasure in announcing to the 
friends and patrons of the School, and 
to all former students, that a series of 
live events constitutes the course for 
the season, 1908-'09, arranged as follows: 

November 19th, Dr. A. B. Van Ormer, 
pastor of a Lutheran church at Norwood, 
Fa., and instructor in psychology and 
ethics at Ursinus College, and an insti- 
tute lecturer of prominence, will give a 
lecture entitled, "Life Dreams." 

January 15, 1909, Prof. F. H. Green, 
of the West Chester State Normal School 
will lecture, his subject being, "A Liter- 
ary Ramble Around Boston." 

February 16th, Prof. H. K. Ober will 
lecture, his subject, "An Evening With 
the Poets and their Philosophy." 

Hon. Henry Houck, Secretary of In- 
ternal Affairs of Pennsylvania, and for 
more than a score of years closely iden- 
tified with the educational work of Penn- 
sylvania, will deliver his lecture entitled. 
"Travels in the Orient," on April 22nd. 

The final number of the course is a 
musical program by the Music Depart- 
ment of the College, under the direction 
of Prof. B. F. Wauapler, and is scheduled 
for May 21st. 

Season tickets for the entire course 
will be for sale at the College in a few 
days, at the low price of one dollar. 
The lectures are to be held in the Col- 
lege Chapel, but the musical program is 
to be rendered in Heisey's auditorium. 
It is hoped that friends of education will 
avail themselves of a splendid course of 
instruction and entertainment, which is 
thus offered, and incidentally help to 
promote the interests of the Elizabeth- 
town College. 

College Library Committee. 

Library Notes. 

Books received at the Library during 
October are as follows: 

From the Library Fund — "Social Psy- 
chology," Rose; "Outlines of Physiolog- 
ical Psychology," Ladd; "Translations 
and Reprints from Sources of Euiopean 
History," Univ. of Pa. (23 vols) ; State 
Documents on Federal Relations, Ames. 

From the Bible Class Fund — "Training 
the Teachers," SchaufHer, Lamoreaux, 
Brumbaugh, Lawrance; Life of D. L. 
Moody, W. R. Moody. 

From receipts of cantata — "Beacon 
Lights of History," Lord, 1 15 vols); 
"Makers of History," Abbott, (20 vols); 
Library Hours: — 7:30 a. in., to 5 p. m., 
Monday to Friday inclusive. 2 to 5 p. 
in., Saturday. 3 to 5 p. m., Sunday. 

l. n. rose, Librarian. 

Class of 1909. 

The class of 1909 met on Friday, Oct. 
30th, and elected the following officers: 

President, A. P. Ceib; Vice President, 
G. A. VV. Stouffer; Secretary, Elizabeth 
Kline; Treasurer, H. C. Price. 

The class of 1909 is a promising one as 
well as a large one. The class expects 
to meet every two weeks for the present. 
The following is the class roll: Peda- 
gogical, A. P. Geib, H. L. Smith; Eng- 
lish Scientific, G. A. W. Stouffer, L. W. 
Leiter, H. K. Eby, Ella Young, Estella 
Frantz, Agnes M. Ryau, Emelia Gran: 
Bible, Martha Martin; Music, Viola 
Withers, Jennie Miller, Elizabeth Kline; 
Commercial, J. Blaine Ober, John Rover, 
Miles Roth, Joshua Reber, Howard 
Price. a. p. g. 

Prof. H. K. Ober was one of trie com- 
mittee who arranged and helped to see 
executed the program of the Ministerial 
Meeting held at the Heidleburg Meeting 
House on Oct. 29 and 30. Dr. Reber and 
Prof. Beahm also attended this meeting. 


Ministerial Meeting. 

The lute Ministerial Meeting held in 
the Heidelburg Church, Lebanon t-ounty, 
i'a., was well attended. It was urged, 
however, that more ministers and 
deacons, and even the laity attend these 
great annual meetings for instruction and 
inspiration. It will be encouraging to 
everybody to see that so many of our 
elders and ministers were present, acting 
in harmony with instructions given. 

These names which follow were sent to 
Our College Times for publication; F. P. 
Cassel, Lansdale, Pa.; Jesse Ziegler, 
Royersford, Pa.; Hiram Gibble, Man- 
beim, Pa.; D. W. Weaver, Reading, Pa.; 
J. F. Graybill, Sergeantsville, N. J.; S. S. 
Beaver, Shamokin, Pa.; J. H. Longen- 
ecker, Palmyra, Pa.; I. W. Taylor, 
Ephrata, Pa.; D. K. Kreider, Annville, 
Pa.; Jacob Conner, Trappe, Pa.; D. M. 
Eshelman, Mount Joy, Pa.; J. W. Schios- 
ser, Schoeneck, Pa.; M. C. Swigart, Ger- 
mantown, Pa.; A. M. Kuhns, Union 
Deposit, Pa.; P. S. Miller, Koauoke, Va.; 
J. W. G. Hershey, Lititz, Pa.; I. N. H. 
Beahm, John C. Zug, S. Z. Witmer, 8. H. 
Hertzler, J. H. Kline, S. S. Eshelman, 
Nathan Martin, H. K. Ober, S. R. Zug, 
G. N. Ealkenstein, D. C. Reber, Eliza- 
bethtown; A. L. B. Martin, D. H. Wid- 
der, Harris burg, Pa.; James B. Shisler, 
J. M. Price, Harleysville, Pa.; U. C. 
Fasnacht, Kufus Bucher, Quarryville, 
Pa.; M. G. Forney, H. E. Light, Mount- 
ville, Pa.; B. F. Zug, J. L. Rover, Win. 
H. Oberholtzer, Myerstown, Pa.; Abram 
H. Rover, Hershey Groff, Bareville, Pa.; 
Henry B. Hollinger, J. G. Francis, J. 
L. Wilhelra, Lebanon, Pa.; J. T. Myers, 
Chas. A. Bame, Philadelphia, Pa.; E. M. 
Wenger, J. W. Myer, E. W. Edris, Fred- 
ericksburg, Pa.; D. Hays, D. H. Ziegler, 
Broadway, Va.; Ira 1). Gibbel, Myers- 
town, Pa. 

It will be noticed that there are fifty- 
two ministers and twenty-three of the 
fifty-two are names of Elders, showing 
that the Eldership is well interested in 
the meetings. And while this is a most 

encouraging report, it is well to state 
that not onedialf of the ministers of the 
Eastern District of Penn'a were present. 
Let the next meeting, to be held in the 
Indian Creek Church, Montgomery Co., 
Penn'a, have at least seventy-rive or 
one hundred Elders and other ministers 
in attendance. I. N. H. Beahm, Clerk. 


All hail to our respousive exchange 
friends. The crisp vitality-] a d e h 
autumnal atmosphere has wrought a 
marvelous change iu the all-sided activity 
of our educational co-laborers. Your 
work in a general way needs commen- 

Our students' attentiou was called to 
the splendid article in the October num- 
ber of "The Albright Bulletin," entitled 
"Tests of a College Education." The 
keynote seems to be, — "the supreme 
test of a College education is, 'To what 
extent have you learned to live?' " 
"The Ursinus Weekly" arrives regularly 
each week. Among the lately received 
magazines upon our exchange shelf are: 
"The Purple and Gold," "The Daleville 
Leader," "The Albright Bulletin," "Lin- 
den Hall Echo," "College Kays," "Man- 
chester Bulletin," "College Campus," 
"The Intercollegiate Statesman," "The 
Philomathean Monthly," "Juniata 
Echo," "Purple and White." n. l. s. 







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Turning New Leaves. 
"Now, what is that noise?" said tbe glad 
New Year. 
"Now, what is that singular sound I 
As if all the paper in all the world 
Were rattled and shaken and twisted 
and twirled." 
"Oh, that," said the jolly old Earth, "is 
the noise 
Of all my children, both girls and 
A-turning over their leaves so new, 
And all to do honor, New Year, to 
you." — Selected. 

With this the first number of "Our Col- 
lege Times" for 1909, we extend New 
Year greetings to our subscribers and 
friends in general; and, as Tiny Tim re- 
marked, "God bless us, everyone." 

Many of us begin the new year with 
good resolutions, recognizing that we 
can make it a better year. God help us 
so to do. 

The following is taken from "The Penn- 
sylvania School Journal" published in 
Lancaster, which finds its way monthly 

to our College Reading-room through 
the kindness of Dr. J. P. McCaskey, one 
of the editors : — 

"Of all the love affairs in the world, 
none can surpass the true love of the big 
boy for his mother. It is pure and noble, 
honorable in the highest degree to both. 
I do not mean merely a dutiful affection. 
I mean a love which makes a boy gallant 
and courteous to his mother, saying to 
everybody plainly that he is fairly in 
love with her. Next to the love of a 
husband, nothing so crowns a woman's 
life with honor as this second love, this 
devotion of a son to her. And I never 
yet knew a boy to 'turn out' badly who 
began by falling in love with his mother. 
Any man may fall in love with a fresh- 
faced girl, and the man who is gallant 
with the girl may cruelly neglect the 
worn and weary wife. But the boy who 
is a lover of his mother in her middle 
age is a true knight who will love his wife 
as much in the sere-leaved autumn as he 
did in the daisied springtime." 

The Death Angel. 

The death of Sister Sarah Rider, moth- 
er of Misses Bessie and Daisy Rider, 
both graduates of our school, and the 
birth of a baby girl to Mrs. Hamilton, 
another daughter of Sister Rider's, re- 
minds us of a poem entitled "The Two 


Angels." written by Longfellow, which 
we give below : — 

Two angels, one of Life and one of 
Passed o'er our village as the morning 
The dawn was on their faces, and be- 
The sombre houses hearsed with 
plumes of smoke. 

Their attitude and aspect were the same, 
Alike their features and their robes of 
1. mmam white; 

But one was crowned with amaranth, as 
with flame, 
And one with asphodels, like flakes of 

I saw them pause on their celestial way; 
Then said I, with deep fear and doubt 
'Beat not so loud, ray heart, lest thou 
The place where thy beloved are at 
rest ! " 

And he who wore the crown of asphodels, 

Descending, at ray door began to 


And my' soul sank within me, as in wells 

The waters sink before an earthquake's 


I recognized the nameless agony, 
The terror and the tremor and the 
That oft before had filled or haunted me, 
And now returned with threefold 
strength again. 

The door I opened to my heavenly 

And listened, for I thought I heard 
God's voice; 
And, knowing whatsoe'er he sent was 

Dared neither to lament nor to re- 

Then with a smile, that tilled the house 
with light, 

"My errand is not Death, but Life," 
he said ; 
And ere I answered, passing out of sight, 
On his celestial embassy he sped. 

'Twas at thv door, O friend ! and not at 
The angel with the amaranthine 

Pausing, descended, and with voice di- 

Whispered a word that had a sound like 

Then fell upon the house a sudden 
Ajshadow on those features fair and 
And softly from that hushed and dark- 
ened room, 
Two angels issued, where but one went 

All is of God ! If he but wave his hand, 

The mists collect, the rains fall thick 

and loud, 

Till with a smile of light on sea and land, 

Lo ! he looks back from the departing 


Angels of Life and Death alike are his; 
Without his leave they pass no thresh- 
old o'er; 
Who, then, would wish or dare, believ- 
ing this, 
Against his messengers to shut the 
door ? 

The theme of this poem was suggested 
by circumstances similar to the ones sta- 
ted above. One night the Death Angel 
carried away the soul of a child from the 
home of Lowell, while the same night, 
the Angel of Life added a child to the 
Lowell family circle. 

Just so in the case of Sister Rider. On 
Thursday evening, December 3, her soul 
was borne by angels to the eternal 
worlds and on the following Saturday 
night, the day before its Grand-ma's 
body was laid to rest in the cemetery, a 


baby girl came to the home of Mrs. Ham- 
ilton, the daughter living next door. 

Our College Times and all friends at 
the College tender their heartfelt sympa- 
thies to this bereaved family. May 
they find much consolation in the text 
used at the funeral : "Let not your heart 
be troubled. Ye believe in God, believe 
also in me." 

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New Year's Eve. 

Stay yet, my friends, h moment stay — 

Stay till the good old year, 
So long companion of our way, 
Shake hands, and leave us here. 
Oh stay, oh stay, 
One little hour, and then away. 

The year, whose hopes were high and 
Has now no hopes to wake ; 
Yet one hour more of jest and song 
For his familiar sake. 
Oh stay, oh stay, 
One mirthful hour, and then away. 

The kindly year, his liberal hands 

Have lavished all his store. 
And shall we turn from where he stands. 
Because he gives no more? 
Oh stay, oh stay. 
One grateful hour, and then away. 

Days brightly came and calmly went, 

While yet he was our guest; 
How cheerfully the week was spent ! 
How sweet the seventh day's rest ! 
Oh stay, oh stay, 
One golden hour, and then away. 

Dear friends were with us, some who sleep 

Beneath the coffin-lid : 
What pleasant memories we keep 
Of all they said and did ! 
Oh stay, oh stay, 
One tender hour, and then away. 

Even while we sing, he smiles his last, 
And then leaves our sphere behind. 
The good of year is with the past; 
Oh be the new as kind ! 
Oh stay, oh stay, 
One parting strain, and then away. 

— W. C. Bryant 

The History of Thanksgiving. 

(An Essay Read in Literary Society, Nov. 27) 

All hail the day we celebrate ! 
The day appointed by the state, 


When friends who far away do roam 
Now seek once more their native home! 
We love this happy day. 

Although Thanksgiving Day . ranks 
with the Fourth of July as a peculiar 
American festival, it touches a deeper 
chord in our feelings, with its historic 
associations of two hundred years. As 
a time for combined religious, social and 
festal eujyoments, it tills a unique place 
in our family and national life. 

The custom of appointing special days 
for Thanksgiving has a long and inter- 
esting history, far antedating the worlds 
present civilization and the practice in- 
stituted by our colonial ancestors was 
unquestionably borrowed from ancient 
sources. The Bible abounds in instances 
of the appointment of days for express- 
ing in prayer and praise, gratitude to 
tiie Go i of the Hebrews for his special 
mercies and blessings. In ancient secu- 
lar history we rind accounts of observanc- 
es similar in character, accompanied by 
sacrifices and libations in honor of my- 
Ihological dieties ; classic literatureof 
agriculture, after an unusual bountiful 

We can trace thiseustom with itsmod- 
itications down the centuries to England, 
where gratitude for the gifts received 
from the Heaveulv Father, took the 
form of a harvest festival, which is still 
continued in various agricultural dis- 
tricts in the country. 

The early comers in this Western con- 
tinent usually held, without delay, spe- 
cial seasons for thanksgiving and prayer 
in earnest, grateful acknowledgment of 
their safe arrival, as was the case with 
the Newfoundland colonists in (1578,) 
the Popham colonists in 1601, and the 
Pilgrims, who landed at Plymouth on 
December 20, 1620, and held a service of 
thanks while still on shipboard, for their 
safe deliverance from the perils of the 
sea. for the goodly land awaiting them, 
as »vell as for the birth of a son to Sus- 
annah White, on December l'J, 1620. 

Hut these were only services for thanks 
lasting a few hours, not the setting apart 
of an entire day, with social and other 
features connected with the genuine 
Thanksgiving. So we must look for the 
nal beginning of the American observ- 
ance to the autumn of 1621. when Gov- 
ernor Bradford appointed a day for 
thanksgiving; we need to recall the cruel 
winter with its privations, illness, and 
death of half of the little band before 
the spring, to recognize the heroic spirit 
in those earliest pioneers. They were to 
meet in gratitude for a plenteous harvest, 
''though the amount seems piteously 
small," as Fxlwa-d Winslow recorded: 
"We set the last spring some twenty 
acres of corn, and sowed some six acres 
of barley and peas. Our corn did prove 
well, God be praised, and the barley in- 
different good, but the peas not worth 

The first Thanksgiving for gratitude, 
for the fruits of their labors at the close 
of the harvest, proved to be a festival of 
three days duration, to which .YJassasoit 
and ninety Indians were invited. They 
brought to the feast haunches of venison 
and oysters, the oysters a new dish to 
the colonists ; while the hunters who 
went out with their fowling pieces in 
search for game, returned with wild 
turkeys and ducks sufficient for the 
iarge company. For two days they en- 
tertained their guests with drills, games, 
such as •'stoolball" and "pitch-ye-bar," 
common to them in their English homes. 

As this was previous to the building 
of the first "meeting house, ' ? possibly 
there were no formal religious services, 
but the regular daily worship was never 
omitted by the Puritans, and we must 
believe there were thankful hearts at 
that first harvest feast, which was more 
like the present observance of Thanks- 
giving Dav, than those which succeeded 
it during the seventeenth century. On 
that day the turkey made its early ap- 
pearance as our national bird, and with 


oysters, ducks, venison, partridges and 
other game, meal cakes and barley bread, 
with grapes and nuts, was an ideal din- 
ner, although prepared by the hands of 
a few feeble women. 

For the next two years Plymouth 
colony was in sore distress; the seed 
planted in April, 1623, germinated, but 
for six weeks after the middle of May no 
rain fell; the corn withered and the 
beans were scorched. The reported loss 
of a boat laden with supplies wa§ a 
crushing blow to the colonists who faced 
starvation, as tradition gives thts as the 
time that the last pint of corn had been 
divided, giving five kernels to each per- 
1 sou. 

In this extremity July 16, 1623, was 
set apart by public authority ''as a fast 
day, with nine hours of prayer for the 
mercy of God on the ill-fated colony." 
The service began under a brazen sky, 
but when the long session closed clouds 
gathered, and before morning the rain 

"For fourteen days there were .sweet, 
soft, moderate showers, mixed with seas- 
onable weather, as it was hard to say 
whether their withered corn or drooping 
affections were most quickened and 
revised, such was the bounty and good- 
ness of God." 

During the continuance of the rain 
Capt. Miles Standish had gone north to 
the Narragansetts in search of provisions, 
and returned bringing supplies and also 
.the welcome news that the brig Anne 
was not lost, having escaped the storm, 
when immediately a public thanksgiving 
was ordered for July 30, by. which time 
the brig arrived with thirty new colonists. 

Having these many signs, of .God's 
favor and acceptance another day was 
given to glory and honor and praise with 
ail thanksgiving to our good God, who 
had dealt so graciously with them. 

On July 15, 1863, President Lincoln 
issued a proclamation, calling upon our 
people to observe August. 6, "As a day 

for national thanksgiving, praise and 
prayer, because it has pleased the Al- 
mighty to hearken to the supplications 
and prayers of an afflicted people, and 
to vouch safe to the army and navy of 
the United States, on the land and on 
sea, victories so signal and effective as to 
furnish reasonable grounds for augmen- 
ted confidence that the Union of these 
States will be maintained, their Consti- 
tution preserved, and their peace and 
prosperity permanently secured." 

In contrast, on July 25, 1S63, Jefferson 
Davis, as President of the Confederate 
States, issued a proclamation appointing 
August 21, to be observed as a day of 
fasting and prayer on account of the 
reverses the Confederate cause had sus- 
tained. Their former successes on sea 
and land had made them self-confident 
and forgetful of their reliance upon God; 
the love of lucre had eaten like gangrene 
into the very heart of the land, and 
therefore, they should receive in humble 
thankfulness the lesson which he had 
taught in their recent reverses. 

Reading between the lines, we find, 
Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and other "re- 
verses" numbering twenty in as many 
days, and recalling all that those ap- 
pointed days of feasting and fasting 
suggest, say heartily, "Thank God for 
Peace!" And thank him, that for forty- 
two years our presidents have appointed 
the last Thursday in November, as 
Thanksgiving Day. Gradually, the 
states have joined in its observance, 
until now, all of the governors following 
the lead of the president, call upon 
nearly eighty million (80,000,000) people 
to give up the day to religious services. 
S. K. Smith, Jk. 

Report of a .Lecture. 

On the evening of Nov. 19th, 1908, a 
lecture (the first of our Course for 190S- 
09) was delivered in the Chapel, by Dr. 
A. P. Van Ormer, who is instructor in 
Psychology and Pedagogy at Ursinus 


College, also an institute instructor and 
educator of prominence, and pastor of a 
Lutheran Church at Norwood, Pennsyl- 

His subject, "Life Dreams,'' was pre- 
sented in a way that fascinated and in- 
spired the audience. He divided his 
subject into two main divisions; namely, 
Indians and JNo Indians. Under the 
subject of Indians he said: 

"An Indian is a person who takes 
people's scalps. Hut no one could get a 
clear idea from this, for we have men in 
this country today, who claim to be 
civilized, who are scalping their fellow- 

An Indian is a person who wears 
feathers on his head. But this would 
not do, for the civilized world of to-day 
is worse in this respect than the Indian. 
The Indian killed the birds for food and 
tuen wore the feathers; to-day our 
people go into the nesting land of the 
birds, and in the brooding season, the 
life of the bird is taken and the egret is 
brought back. The Indian is not "in it" 
in this respect. 

An Indian is a person who wears paint 
on his face. Ah, yes, but I have seen 
men who were not Indians, whose faces 
were painted and who have put them- 
selves far below the status of an Indian, 
by coloring their faces with the long 
drawn process of alcoholic saturation." 
After giving us many interesting tacts in 
regard to the Indian, — his habits, cus- 
toms, etc., and after inspiring and en- 
livening the audience with his wit and 
humor, the speaker took up his main 
subject, "Life Dreams." 

He spoke of the nature and causes of 
dreams, and said that dreams are almost 
always associated with some physical 
condition, poor digestion, ventilation, 
etc. , having much to do with ourdreams. 
He then illustrated beautifully the con- 
necting link between "Indians" and 
"Dreams," by telling of a custom which 
was prevalent years ago among many 
tribes in the Northwest. It was custom- 

ary when an Indian boy arrived at the 
age of ten or twelve years, (that is. in 
the adolescent period, when he was 
longing for achievement) to send hitr. 
out alone into the woods, there to wait 
for the vision of his lite's work from the 
(ireat Spirit. He was supplied with 
neither food nor shelter, but was given 
a bow and arrow and a tomahawk, with 
the warning that he should take no life. 
And there for days and days he would 
patiently wait in the woods for the vision 
or "Life Dream." 

What is the advantage of a "Life 
Dream?" It puts us in possession of an 
aim; and an aim in life means much to a 
young person. What a power would be 
manifested in a few years if all our 
young people had a delinite aim in life. 
It would give us better homes, better 
schools, better teachers, better laws, ami 
a better government. The possession of 
an aim in life, — definite, clear-cut, held 
on to, will guide us in our work to the 

It gives us pleasure. We will get more 
pleasure out of life and out of our life's 
work. There are people in this world 
who believe work is a curse, but work 
is dignified to the man whose attitude 
toward it is right. Do not go to College 
to get out of work, but to work more 
largely. Carey, the shoemaker has given 
us the great secret of work, — "Try to 
drive every peg a little bit sleeker." 

It gives us inspiration. Those who 
have dreamed the dream of usefulness 
and service to their dav and generation, 
cannot help but be inspired, with the 
vision of their "Life Dream" constantly 
before them. Had Jesus not dreamed 
his great "Life Dream" of service, He 
might have grown weary and refused to 
drink the bitter cup of suffering for you 
and me. 

It gives us direction. "Life Dreams" 
serve as guides in this world. Witb our 
eyes fixed steadily upon the vision be- 
fore us, we work on slowly, but success 
will hnallv be ours. 


Transformation comes. The thing we 
long for. and the thing toward which we 
are looking daily, that we come to be. 
How important then, that we dream, 
noble dreams, that we have high ideals! 

It keeps monotony away. Life may 
become monotonous, but the "Life 
Dream" keeps monotony away. We 
sometimes think of life as being the 
same, daily routine; the heavy clouds 
hang low about our pathways; but when 
these clouds of life come, let us turn to 
God's own sunset time and see the 
beauty and glory for those who trust 
Him. Thirty years is not too long to 
work for the transformation of one 

Let us dream humble dreams. Let us 
not go about seeking honor, but let God 
call us when the time comes for us to go. 
Dream the fundamental dreams, and 
when the call to service comes, we will 
auswer, "Here am I, send me." Let us 
dream dreams of service, of usefulness, 
of manliness, of womanliness, of service 
in the home, in the school. Let us open 
wide the doors of our hearts and let th'e 
Master in, in order that we may dream 
the "Life Dream" of service. For the 
life that is going to count, is the life that 
is dreaming the dream of the Christ, who 
came not to be ministered unto, but to 
minister." Elizabeth Kline. 


The College is soon to have Bell Tele- 
phone connections. See what the Eliza- 
bethtown Herald has to say about im- 
provements: — "The Bell Telephone Com- 
pany is installing about 20 new telephones 
in business houses in town and almost 
two hundred among the farmers within 
a radius of 8 miles of this borough. The 
Bell service is very popular and the local 
exchange is at Falkenstein's Stationary 
store. Elizabethtown is in the front 
ranks in regard to improvements. With 
two telephone exchanges, water, macad- 
amized and graded streets,, sewerage, 
steam and electric cars and now gas- 
really we have all the improvements and 
conveniecces of fourth-class cities. 

After a few days of vacation, the halls 
of our school home, again resounded 
with merry voices and hearty greetings — 
old students returning and new ones 
coming in. The total enrollment for the 
Winter Term has not been ascertained, 
fully, as yet, but it is on the border line 
of one hundred, and a few more are 
expected. The dining room and chapel 
show a marked increase. The faces of 
all are redolent with the spirit of work 
and good will, and are now looking for- 
ward to the Christmas vacation. 

Four books, three volumes of "Chris- 
tian Missions and Social Progress," and 
one on the "Studies in .Religious Nur- 
ture" were donated to the College 
Library by Dr. Van Ormer of Ursinus 
College. The last named book is one of 
his own composition. All are much 

On Thursday, Dec. 3, Prof, and Mrs. 
Eshelman entertained several of the lady 
teachers and students at supper and 
several weeks before Rev. and Mrs. S. 
H. Hertzler served a turkey supper to 
some of the lady teachers, at their home. 
These occasions are always much ap- 
preciated and enjoyed. 

Miss Haas, one of our Bible teachers 
attended the dedication services of the 
new church in Brooklyn. She visited 
points of interest along the way and gave 
a talk on "Missions" to the young 
people of the Brethren church at Reading. 

Many of our students and teachers at- 
tended the lecture by Dr. Byron W. 
King, of Pittsburg, held in Elizabeth- 
town. The evening was spent pleasantly 
and profitably. Dr. King is both an in- 
structor and entertainer and gave us 
many good, solid thoughts as well as 
much wit and humor. l. si. s. 

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School News. 

During the month of November Prof. 
II. K. Ober responded to the following 

November \j. preached at East Cor- 
dorus in the morning and evening and 
addressed the Children's Meeting in the 

November 22, addressed the Children's 
.Meeting at Lancaster and participated 
in the examination services preparatory 
to lovefeast. 

November 28, preached in the Brethren. 
Church of Ephrata and on .Sunday fore- 
noon, November 29th at the same place 
addressed the Children's Meeting and 
preached a special sermon on "Temper- 
ance" in the evening. 

During December as follows: 

December 5, He delivered a lecture on 
the theme "Faded Orange Blossoms," to 
a crowded house at Bunkertown in 
'Mifflin County. He was to preach at 
the same place on Sunday morning fol- 
lowing, but was called home to assist 
Elder S. H. Hertzler in the funeral 
service of Sister A. B. Eider's funeral. 

Coining from Jerusalem. 

Besides the good things to be given 
during the coming Bible Term from 
Elders J. A. Long of York and .J. Kurtz 
Miller of New York and members of the 
faculty, we are to have a special treat 
from a man who lives in .Jerusalem, 
Palestiue. Mr. A. Forder, of Jerusalem, 
■missionary among the Arabs, Druids 
.and Ishmaelites and author of that thrill- 
ing book entitled " 'Ventures Among the 
Arabs," will be with us during two days, 
January 26 and 27, and will give us 
lectures of instruction and startling char- 
acters, i. x. JI. B. 

Rev. Hoverter's Address. 

On Thursday, December 17, Rev. Ho- 
verter, pastor of the Church of Cod in 
Elizabethtown, conducted our Chapel 
exercises, after which he gave us an 
excellent address on the subject of" Life." 
For lack of space, we cannot give an 
extended report of the same. May do 
so later. 

Bible Term. 


9:00— Regular Chapel Exercises. 
9:20 — Special Doctrine, I. N. H. Beahm 
10:00— Book of Hebrews, S. H. Hertzler 
10:40- The Epistles, J. Kurtz Miller. 
11:20 — Systematic Study of Missions, 
E. E. Eshelman. 

1:00— Teacher Training, L. Margaret 

L : 40 — Vocal Music, B. F. Warn pier. 
2:20— The Acts, I. Kurtz Miller. 
3:00— The Acts, J. Kurtz Miller. 
6:45 — Song Service, B. F. Warn pier. 
7:00 — Evangelistic Sermon, J. A.Long. 

Music Program. 

On Wednesday evening, December 23, 
following program was rendered at the 
College : — 

Piano Duet, "Mill in the Black Forest," 
Messrs. Price and Hollinger. Piano 
Solo, "Silver Spring," Viola Withers. 
Vocal Solo, "The Song the Angels Sang," 
Jennie Miller. Piano Solo, Elizabeth 
Kline. Vocal Solo, "The Man of Sor- 
rows," B. F. Warn pier. Piano Duet, 
"Overture to Mignon," Misses Withers, 

Cantata Synopsis — Prelude. The 
Prophecy, bass solo. Prepare Ye the 
Way, female voices, etc. The Lord (iod, 
alto solo. He Shall Feed His Flock, 
chorus. The Advent, solo, duet and 
chorus. Blessed is He, chorus. Tire 
Watered Lilies, trio, female voices. The 
(^reat Commandment, base and tenor 
solos, soprano and alto duet, and chorus. 
Behold, the Bridegroom Comes! male 
and female choruses. Tis Midnight, 
solo and chorus. He Was Despised, 
solo, chorus and duet. He Died for Us, 
chorus. Rock of Ages, hymn. Worthy 
is Lamb, chorus. Hope, Faith and Love, 
solo, and chorus. Nearer to Thee, female 
quartet. Be Not Affrighted, solo and 
duet. Now is Christ Risen, chorus. 
Thou Art the King, chorus. Cloria 
Patri, chorus. The soloists were, — So- 
prano — Miss Leah M. Sheaffer ; Alto — 
Miss Elizabeth Kline ; Tenor — Mr. H. 
C. Price; Bass — Mr. W. F. Clasmire. 

L'ncolu's 100th Birthday. 

On Feb. 12, 1909, Abraham Lincoln 
will be one hundred years old. This 
hundredth birthday will be celebrated 
in all parts of the L nited States and far 
and wide throughout the world. In 
many parts of the country, and especi- 
ally in the Schools, it will be an occasion 
of extraordinary interest. The Penn- 
sylvania School Journal can furnish for 
this great day one of the finest, portraits 
of our beloved martyr President that 
has ever been engraved at 50 cents each. 
Pour or more to one address, 25 cents 
each. Address Dr. J. P. McCaskey, 
Lancaster. Pa. 



In the November issue of the "Purple 
and White," and of the "Juniata Echo," 
are interesting character sketches of 
Lady Macbeth. A comparison of these 
two sketches will be beneficial. Note 
the resemblauce and difference between 
the following: "Her sin is its own punish- 
ment. Even when her body is asleep 
her mind is occupied with it as is well 
illustrated in the sleep walking scene, 
when she goes thru all the experiences 
of the dreadful night of the murder of 

Duncan It is remorse which at 

last steals her reason, and finally, .... 
leads to her death." — Purple and White. 

From "Juniata Echo," — "The sleep 
walking scene has in it all the intensity 
of spiritual agony. The pendulum 
which was drawn back to its limit in her 
invocation of the powers of darkness, 
has swung to the other extremity in this 
portrayal of the quiet-haunted spirit 
which suffers on even when the natural 
powers are asleep the suffering be- 
comes too intense for human endurance, 
and the weary soul - frees itself from 
earthly limitations." 

The Albright Bulletin is richly laden 
with well selected Christmas themes and 

To receive "The Intercollegiate States- 
man" is a pleasure. it. l. s. 

Cradle Roll. 

Our Cradle Poll has two more names 
added to its list, — Geo. N. Falkenst£in, 
Jr., and John Butfenmyer. 

Two vocal classes have lately been or- 
ganized in the vicinity under the au- 
spices of the school, each having a large 
number enrolled. The one at Rheems is 
conducted by Prof. Warn pier and the 
one at Lawn, by Prof. Glasmire. l m.s. 

Literary Society. 

The value of the "Literary Society" is 
being felt more and more every day 
in the student's life. Books we have 
without number and the reading of 
them brings us into close acquain- 
tance with the thots of former writers. 
Books that will live must contain litera- 
ture that has a message for human nature 
and must touch the higher life. Only 
the enobling writings of the past have 
lasted. In like manner the college 
student of today finds that he must have 
high ideals, a good character on which 
to found them, and he must maintain 
the standard if he wishes to succeed. 
He knows that in order to be able to 
cope with the battles of life he must be 
prepared; so he has found in the Literary 
Society he can gain training that is not 
gained in the recitation room, which will 
qualify him, give him the foundation 
for a high and noble oursuance of life's 
work. The following program was ren- 
dered on Dec. ilth: 

1. Piano Solo — A. C. Hollinger. 

2. Essay — Good Novels and why they 

should be read. — Mabel Weaver, 
o. Recitation, Jimmy Butler and the 
Owl — R. W. Schlosser. 

4. Music, "The Educated Girl." 

5. Debate — Resolved: That railroads 

are a more important factor in our 
country than rivers. Aff. Agnes 
George, H. L. Smith. Neg. Flor- 
ence Garber, L. D. Rose. 

6. Impromptu Speech, "The Education 

a School Teacher Should Receive." 
Prof. W. K. Gish 

7. Literary Echo — Mary Myers. 

8. Music, "Keep Agoing." 

w. E. G. 

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Jan. 15. — Prof. Green will lecture at 
the College on "A Literary Ramble 
Around Boston." Don't fail to hear 
him. He is one of the best lecturers in 
the state. 




Vacation at the College. 

Since the Christmas vacation was so 
near at band, quite a few of our students 
spent, at the College, the short vacation 
between the Fall and Winter terms. The 
following is an accoupt of the way in 
which those few days were spent: 

As the departing figures disappeared 
in the distance, and as the broodiug 
wings of night hovered over the almost 
forsaken balls and campus — you may 
think despair seized upon the hearts of 
even the bravest, whose voices echoed 
through the halls like ghosts calling 
other shades and spirits for a grand mid- 
night re\ el— you may think that nausea 
of the soul which some unhappy mortal 
in a tit of inspiration called "home sick- 
ness" may have affected the most ex- 
uberant spirit — you may think wails and 
lamentations issued from darkened 
rooms similar to those wafted back from 
Charon's boat when he carries off un- 
willing mortals — you may think gloom 
settled like a pall over this once happy 
and prosperous college. But no! Snatches 
of song and stifled merriment were heard 
in this ball; jest and laughter issued 
from that; bustle and rustle pervade an- 
other, until the place was astir with un- 
seen spirits of fun and good cheer. The 
Muses and Graces came and dwelt with 
us; the Fates and Furies departed. 

Deepening twilight found the kitchen 
lighted with beaming faces and cheerful 
hearts. The mice scampering merrily 
across the floor heard the rattle of pans 
and the jingle of spoons; the loneiy 
wayfarer may have sniffed at the de- 
licious odor of boiling sweets wafted to 
his willing nostrils on the breezy air of 
night. As the pungent odors, so sugges- 
tive to youthful nostrils and lonely 
hearts, escaped from doors and windows 
alike, they seemed to bear messages of 
welcome and good cheer; and soon one 

after another responded the stragglers 
from both Memorial and Alpha halls. 
As odors grew more pungent, the num- 
ber increased until the kitchen was well 
filled. Games were played, candy eaten; 
while hearts beat with quickened speed. 
The evening wore on and finally, 

' Thus done their games to bed they creep. 
By whispering winds soon lulled to sleep" 

But as laughter turns to tears, and as 
sweetness turns to gall, so on Friday 
morn our confident hopes were chilled 
by the clammy coldness which penetra- 
ted even to thecoziness of our rooms; 
and the "poppied warmth of sleep" was 
changed to a wail of despairand anguish. 
Yes, the boiler had also been given a 
vacation, and no longer warmed the 
hearts and bodies of men, but left us in a 
chilly atmosphere, both physically and 
socially. But such ardent spirits cannot 
be daunted, and soon the kitchen is 
again resounding with mirth. The 
gentlemen proved themselves wortby to 
be classed with the chivalrous knights 
of Mediaeval ages by relinquishing man- 
fully the cherished treasures of their 
hearts, which happened to be their 
kerosene stores. 

On Saturday the weapons which are 
used by the wife in waging her weekly 
battle with dust and dirt were brought 
forward, and many winsorn lassies looked 
quite formidable armed with these 
weapons. If many vacations would thus 
startle us into action, we fear that the 
same fate might possibly befall our 
ladies, which Irving tells us an historian 
gravely remarks befell the good house- 
wives of New Amsterdam. To make my- 
self clear I quote from Irving, "The 
good house-wives of those days were a 
kind of amphibious animal delighting 
exceedingly in dabbling in water, inso- 
much that an historian of the day 
gravely tells us that many of his towns- 
people grew to have webbed lingers like 
unto a duck." At least a passion for 
cleanliness seemed to be the universal 
test of a good student just at this partic- 



ular time, although the enthusiasm 
seemingly disappeared with the dirt. 

Thus the days passed happily and 
merrily, until the calendar told us the 
time had come when we would have to 
take up the burden of life and sing again 
the plaintiff strains of "reading and 
writing and 'rithmetic." So ended our 
vacation. l. g. f. 

The Planetarium. 

A new Trippensee Planetarium has 
recently been added to the science de- 
partment of the college. This instru- 
ment is intended to aid the teacher in 
presenting and the student in under- 
standing mathematical geography. 

By the use of the Planetarium, the 
teacher can illustrate the rotation of the 
earth and its revolution around the sun, 
the revolution of the moon, the satellite 
of the earth, and the movements of Venus. 
The inclination of the earth's axis, the 
plane of the earth's orbit, the ecliptic, the 
tides, the eclipses of the sun and moon, 
locating the tropics, and the polar circles, 
and many other difficult questions to 
explain are all made comparatively easy 
by the skillful use of this valuable instru- 
ment; thereby making geography and 
astromony delightful studies to the stu- 
dent and teacher. E. G. Minnich. 

Library Motes. 

The following books were received at 
the Library during November: 

From Dr. A. B. VanOrmer. — Studies in 
Religious Nurture, by the donor. From 
Dr. Reber. — Educational Creeds, Long. 
From Receipts of Cantata. — 20 volumes 
of the International Scientific Series. 
From the Library Fund. — English Syn- 
onyms, Crabb, Etymological dictionary, 
Skeat; Letters to a Mother, Miss Blow; 
7 volumes of the Great Educators'Series; 
17 volumes of the Contemporary Science 
Series; Masterpieces of Poetry, (6 vols.) ; 
28 volumes of the International Scien- 
tific Series; School Hygiene, Shaw;. The 

Method of the Recitation, McMurry; 
History of'Education,Seceley; Psychology 
and Psychic Culture, Halleck. 

L. D. Rose, Librarian. 

Thanksgiving Day at the College. 

The dull gray of the sky on Thanks- 
giving Day did not affect the sunshiny 
disposition of the professors and students 
of Elizabethtown College. 

During the forenoon the students in- 
dulged in social calls, and bustling chat- 
tering noises ascended from the kitchen 

At the midday hour professors, teach- 
ers, friends, boarding and day students 
were seen wending their way toward the 
great dining hall, where the tables were 
spread with chicken well browned and 
richly seasoned, filling, sweet potatoes, 
mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry-sauce, 
celery, pickles, chocolate cake, and lemon 

At the close of the meal Miss Myer 
acting as toast mistress called on the 
following to give toasts: 

Dr. D. C. Reber, Miss Fogelsanger, W. 
K. Gish, Leah M. Sheaffer, W. E. Glas- 
mire, R. W. Schlosser, H. L. Smith, L. 
D. Rose and Mr. Schwenk. 

Spirits bubbled over with joy and 
hearts were happy. The true spirit of 
thankfulness prevailed. 

The Dining Hall was decorated with 
plants; the tables, with chrysanthem- 
ums and geraniums. 

The enjoyment of the day was beauti- 
fully climaxed in an Impromptu Literary 
Program, in which many participated, 
and which all enjoyed. Instrumental 
Music, Impromptu Reminiscenses, and 
short speeches graced the program. 
The variety was great and well chosen. 

Many of the students attended the 
services in town in the evening, thus 
ending the day in a truly appreciative 
manner. . Emma L. Smith. 

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A Tribute to Prof. Holsinger. 

A little past noon on Sunday, Nov. 22, 
in Astoria, 111., Prof. G. B. Holsinger 
passed quietly away after a short illness. 
He was conducting a music class at that 
place when he took ill and though far 
away from loving wife and sod, he had 
every attention that could he given; but 
God saw fit to remove him from this life 
and transplant him in the choir celestial 
where he can sing praises more perfectly 
than on earth. 

Those who knew him best loved him 
most for his gentleness, meekness, kind- 
ness, and christian devotion to the 
church of his choice and the vocation 
he had followed for more than twenty- 
six years. 

His useful life of less than fifty two 
years is ended, but he will continue to 
live in the beautiful songs he has given 
us; for, more than one hundred books 
contain his productions. 

As a song writer Prof. Holsinger stands 
among the best of our country, and as 
such he was held in high esteem by 
many musicians of almost national repute. 

It was my privilege some years ago to 
prepare a somewhat lengthy biography 
of Prof. Holsinger for a music program 
and many facts of interest might be 
given to our readers but space forbids. 
Those who know his characteristic traits 
know how untiring his efforts were to 
accomplish anything he set out to do. 
When a boy he was so anxious to learn 
music that he drew a staff and notes on 
the back of his wagon and studied them 
while he picked stones. He taught before 
he ever had a teacher thus proving his 
determination to succeed and rise above 
what some might consider unsurmount- 
aole difficulties. He had the advantages, 
in later years of study with some of the 
best teachers of the country. He taught 
music in more than half the states in the 
United States. 

Many homes in which he was a fre- 
quent guest, are made sad by his death. 

His many close friends mourn, the loss of 
a strong christian character. 

A place in the ranks of christian work 
is left vacant, but many will long remem- 
ber his noble efforts Some of us per- 
sonally owe a debt of gratitude for our 
present positions and surroundings. 

I am sure many people are better for 
having come in touch with Prof. Hol- 
singer and his uplifting music. May he 
continue to live in our hearts ami lives. 
Flora Good Wampler. 

Miss Olive Myers "lately enjoyed a visit 
from her brother who is a member of the 
Senior class at Ursinus College. He 
spoke to the students in Literary Society 
and commended very highly the work 
done at Elizabethtown College. Thro' 
his instrumentality, several members of 
the school are the recipients of copies of 
the new tune to "America," which was 
written by the Professor of Music at 
Ursinus. These were gratefully received 
by all. l. m. s. 

Eld. Jesse Ziegler, Pres. of our Board 
of Trustees, conducted a series of meet- 
ings in the church in town, beginning 
Nov. 14, and closing Nov. 29. The in- 
terest was good. 






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Business Manager. 

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The Bible Term is just opening (Jan. 
18) as we go to press. The following 
persons have already enrolled: 

Benj. Beershing, 37 S. 7th St.. Newark, 
IS'. J.; Levi Ziegler, Royersford, Pa.; 
Levi Miller, Bainbridge, Pa.; J. Kurtz 
Miller, 358 69th St., Brooklyn, X. Y.; 
Lydia B. Gibble, Palmyra, Pa.; Jesse 
Ziegler, Royersford, Pa.; Daniel M. Bru- 
baker, Limerick, Pa.; J. A. Long, York, 
Pa.; Peter Knavel, Scalp Level, Pa.; Iva 
Lefever, 1070 East Market St.; York, Pa.; 
Gertrude Lefever, 1060 East Market St., 
York, Pa.; Etta Kough, Carlisle, Pa.; 
W. G. Graup, York Springs, Pa.; Sallie 
Geib, Cordova, Md. 
. According to our regulations, the 
material for our February number must 
be prepared about the middle of Jan- 
uary, hence we cannot give much Bible 
Term news in this issue. Look for it in 
the next. 

The eyes of all Christendom are at 
present turned towards Italy. The great 
heart of humanity is beating with sym- 
pathy and purse strings are generously 
loosened. Might it be possible that 
these calamities are sent to toueh the 
dormant cords of some hearts that other- 
tvise do not vibrate with Christian, love 

and sympathy? What have you done, 
my brother or my sister, to relieve the 
distressed and sulfering'.' 

Letter from California. 

Received a letter from my sister Ella, 
saying you inquired about me. 

Last Sunday I went to Los Angeles to 
hear Dr.Torrey and went to your sister's 
home over night. They seem like parents 
to me, I being so far from home. Feb. 
1st it will be two years since I am out 
here. I am having a lovely time. At 
times I am kept very busy. 

[ am very well established. I am 
acquainted with a number of doctors and 
have been taking private lessons in 
surgery. At times have more work 
than I can do. I like my work so much. 
Nothing gives me more pleasure than to 
wait on the sick and help to relieve the 
suffering. I think it is a beautiful work, 
because Christ ministered and healed the 
sick while upon earth. 

The waving palms, the beautiful can- 
yons and orange groves are grand sights 
to behold. I never saw such beautiful 
sunsets in my life. The Sierra Madre 
Mountains are also very beautiful, 

D. L. Miller who traveled around the 
world said Pasadena was the prettiest 
city he saw. . 


It seems to me I could almost write a 
small book about my trip, but must 
stop immediately. I see .Mr. and .Mrs. 
Eagle quite often. Wishing you all the 
greatest success. 

1 am, lovingly yours. 
Emma Young, 
10 s. Los Hobles, St., Pasadena, Cal. 

Letter from India. 

Ahwa via Bilimora, India, 
Oct. 1, 1908. 

Dear Brother Reber: — Memories dearer 
to me than I have words to express 
prompt the writing of this letter. While 
we remember you and your work daily 
in thought and prayer and lind untold 
joy and strength in this we still long for 
the written or spoken word from you. 

Did I miss the College paper and the 
renewing of the memories of events and 
scenes which its coming always brought 
to me? Let my request be my reply? 
1 have all numbers up to July 1907. 
Will you ascertain if all back numbers 
can be obtained? If so, please send 
them to me and henceforth couut me as 
a life long subscriber. 

I read every word or bit of news from 
the College with keenest delight and 
lejoiee to hear of her splendid work and 
growth. The interest manifested there 
in missions and a study of them has 
given me many happv hours of thought 
and caused me to remember with such 
keen delight all my associations with 
you and the other members of the 
Faculty and members of the Elizabeth- 
town congregation. 

Often I rind my thoughts turning to 
the happy hours spent in the class room, 
chapel aud elsewhere about the College. 
Only Cod's call and the beckoning hands 
of India's unsaved millions wooed me 
away from these surroundings which be- 
came so dear to me in the short time 
which it was my privilege to enjoy them. 

Now, my dear brother, I want you to 
act in person for us and convey to the 
students, to the Faculty and to the 

Board ol Trustees of Elizabethtown 

College and to the members of the 
Elizabethtown church, our tokens of 
Christian love and greetings in the name 
of Him whose we are and whom we all 
love to serve. .1. M. Pittkncek. 


Classes Reorganized. 

The Spring Term opens this year 
.March 29th ami continues twelve weeks. 
Many new classes will be formed, and 
all class work will be reorganized. Hence 
this term oilers special advantages to 
prospective teachers and to regular 
teachers who desire to pursue advanced 
studies, and also to those coming from 
the public schools, wishing to review 
their studies and take up others; and, 
finally, to graduates ot Normal Schools 
w ho aim to prepare for College. 

The Faculty. 

During the past year several teachers 
have been added to the Faculty, which 
now consists of twelve regular professors 
aud a number of student teachers, who 
are graduates of the Institution. The 
Faculty is therefore amply large to pro- 
vide for additional classes during the 
Spring Term. A number of our teachers 
have pursued studies at leading summer 
schools, and others have recently re- 
turned from recognized institutions of 

Departments of Instruction. 

PEDACOCICAL.— This department is 
regularly maintained and offers a three 
years' course. It has recently been so 
arranged that graduates of this depart- 
ment have the necessary qualifications 
to teach in township high schools in 
this state. A member of last year's 
class was elected to such a position, and 
is doing efficient work. During this term 
a Class in Elementary Pedagogy will be 
conducted for those expecting to teach 
for the first time. Classes in Methodol- 
ogy, Genetic Psychology, Systems of 


Education, Philosophy of Teaching, aud 
Ethics will be organized. 

all the common school branches will be 
formed suitable to the needs of those 
coming from the public schools. Besides, 
classes in Civics, Algebra, American 
Literature, Physical Geography, Higher 
Arithmetic, Botany, Chemistry, Drawing, 
General History, and Geometry are regu- 
larly formed. 

in Elements of Latin, Caesar, Cicero, 
German, and Solid Geometry are offered 
to persons wishing to prepare for Col- 

COMMERCIAL. -Thorough instruction 
in Bookeeping, Commercial Arithmetic, 
Rapid Calculation, Business Correspon- 
dence, Shorthand, Typewriting, etc., is 
offered by enthusiastic teachers. 

MUSIC. — Daily instruction and prac- 
tice in chorus singing and sight reading 
are offered free to all regular students; 
also Voice Culture, Harmony, Theory, 
Music, Piano aud Organ lessons are 
given at the usual price. Four teachers 
and six instruments constitute the equip- 
ment in this line. 

INDUSTRIAL. — Instruction in Ele- 
mentary Agriculture is given to accom- 
modate those expecting to pursue the 
Agricultural Course and to prepare 
teachers in this subject which in a few 
years will likely be inserted in the public 
school curriculum by legislative enact- 

BIBLE. — Classes in Psalms, Acts of 
the Apostles, Life of Christ, Hebrew 
History meet daily throughout the term. 
Students are urged to take Bible work in 
some form in even 7 course offered by the 
Institution. Classes in Mission study 
and Sunday School Normal work, besides 
the regular Sunday morning Bible classes 
meet weekly. 


Tuition for day students per week is 
-$1.25; tuition for boarding students per 
week, $1.00; total, for day students per 

term, $18.25; total for boarding students 
per term, $54.75; reduction to ministers 
aud children of ministers. 

Additional Information. 
Work during the spring term will count 
towards completing the several courses. 
Those looking for a good school are in- 
vited to investigate the excellent advan- 
tages offered at Elizabethtown College 
by visiting our classes. Write at once 
for catalogue. As all the dormitories are 
expected to be occupied, early applica- 
tion for a room should be made to The 
Acting President. 

Summary of Helen Keller's Recent 
Book on Optimism. 

(Taken from the Bible Kecurd, New Yurk. ) 

"I am an optimist. Once I knew the 
depth where no hope was. Love came 
and set my soul free. Darkness cannot 
shut me in again. The struggle which 
evil necessitates makes us strong, pa- 
tient, helpful. It lets us into the soul of 
things. Doubt and mistrust are the 
mere panic of imagination. 

1 am an optimist in spite of all I have 
found out that through the ways in 
which I can make myself useful are few 
yet the work open to me is endless. 

I consider it a duty to be happy. My 
heart responds proudly to Browning's 
exhortation to pay gladly life's debt of 
pain, darkness and cold. Lift up your 
burden; it is God's gift; bear it nobly. 

Every optimist moves along with 
progress and hastens it. Optimism leads 
to achievement. The prophets of the 
world have been of good heart. For 
nineteen centuries Christendom has 
gazed into the shining face of the Sav- 
iour and has felt that all things work to- 
gether for good. 

Christmas Day is the festival of opti- 
mism. No man has any right to com- 
plain of a universe which God made 
good, and which thousands have striven 
to keep good. 

Optimism is the harmony between 
man's spirit and the Spirit of God, pro- 
nouncing His works good." 



Centennial Hymn. 

01). make Thou us, through centuries 

Iu peace secure, injustice strong. 
Around our gift of freedom draw 
The safeguards of Thy righteous Jaw; 
Aud cast in some diviner mould, 
Let the new cycle shame the old. 

— John Greenleaf Whittier. 

February is a mouth of rare opportu- 
nity for the patriotic teacher. This 
month we celebrate the birthdays of two 
of our nation's immortal heroes, Wash- 
ington and Lincoln. The birthday of 
America's beloved poet, Longfellow, al- 
so occurs in February. 

Abraham Lincoln. 
Lincoln stands forth on the page of 
history, unique in his character and ma- 
jestic in his individuality. He was 
raised up for his times. He was a lead- 
er of leaders. He was of the people and 
lor the people. By instinct the com- 
mon heart trusted in him. He had been 
poor and laborious; but greatness did 
not change the tone of his spirit, nor 
lesseu the sympathies of his nature. 
His character was strangely symmetrical. 
He was temperate, without austerity; 
brave without rashness; constant with- 
out obstinacy. . . . His love of justice 
was equalled by his delight in compas- 
sion. His regard for personal honor- 
was only excelled by love of country. 
His self-abnegation found its highest ex- 
pression in the public good. His integ- 
rity was never questioned. 

George "Washington. 

For many years 1 have studied min- 
utely the career of Washington, and 
with every step thegreatuess of the man 
has grown upon me. I see in Washing- 
ton a great soldier, who fought a trying 
war to a successful end, impossible with- 
out him; a great statesman, who did 

more than all other men to lay the foun- 
dations of a Republic which has endured 
in prosperity for more than a century. 
I find in him a marvelous judgment 
which was never at fault, a penetrating 
vision which beheld the future of Amer- 
ica when it was dim to other eyes, a 
great intellectual force, a will of iron, an 
unyielding grasp of facts, and an un- 
equalled strength of patriotic purpose. 
I see in him, too, a pure and high-mind- 
ed gentleman of dauntless courage and 
stainless honor, simple and stalely in 
manner, kind aud generous of heart. 
The real hero needs not books to give 
him worshippers. George Washington 
will always receive the love and rever- 
ence of men, because they see and love 
in him the noblest possibilities of hu- 
manity. — Henrv Cabot Lodge. 


In the conscious vigor of youth, and 
the full joy of life, the "exchange wri- 
ter," hands out greeting, to his co-labor- 
ing friends. 190H is ours. We must "to 
the work" with "all the might we may." 
Yours for success. 

"College Rays" and "The Albright 
Bulletin," head the list of our U>09 ex- 
changes. Read the "Phenomena of 
Dreams" in the College Rays. It is in- 
teresting. It reaches cut and lays hold 
of the "new" in a bold manner. 

"The Daleville Leader," "The Philo- 
mathean Monthly," "California Stu- 
dent" and "Manchester College Bulle- 
tin," occupy their wonted place in the 
"little exchange corner." Welcome, 
"The Classical Weekly." n. l. s. 

« m ■ 

Kindness in Conversation. 

"There is no way in which good can 
be done to others with so little expense 
and trouble as bv kindness in conversa- 
tion. 'Words,' it is sometimes said, 
'cost nothing;' but kind words are often 
more highly valued than the most costly 
gifts, and they are always regarded as 
among the best tokens of a desire to 
make others happy." 



A Sermon in Rhyme. 

If you have a friend worth loving 

Love him. Yes, and let him know 
That you love him, ere life's evening. 

Tinge his brow with sunset glow. 
Why should good words ne'er be said 
Of a friend — till he is dead. 
If you hear a song that thrills you, 

Sung by any child of soug, 
Praise it. Do not let the singer 

Wait deserved praise too long, ? 

Why should one who thrills your heart, 
Lack the joy you may impart. 
If you hear a prayer that moves you 

By-its humble, pleading tone, 
Join it. Do not let the seeker 

Bow before his God alone, 
Why should not your brother share, 
The strength of "two or three" in prayer? 
If a silver laugh goes rippling 

Through the sunshine of his face, 
Share it. 'Tis the wise man's saying — 

For both grief and joy a place. 
There's health and goodness in the mirth 
In which an honest laugh has birth. 
Scatter thus your seeds of kindness, 

All enriching as you go — 
Love them. Trust the harvest Giver, 

He will make each seed to grow, 
80, until its happy end, 
Your life shall never lack a friend. 

Our Aims in Ldfe 
(Chapel talk to students, Jan. 8, 1909) 

To young people, just beginning to 
realize the responsibilities of life, there 
is perhaps no more perplexing question 
than this, — "What vocation in life shall 
1 follow? What shall I tit myself to be? 
In what direction shall I bend my 

The fact is, young people of sixteen, 
seventeen and eighteen years of age are 
not at an age when they can fullv decide 
these things, but they are at an age 
when they ought to do some good hard 
thinking about it; and it is with the pur- 
pose of helping some who are debating 
this question now that I have selected 
my subject, "Our Aims in Life." 

Now in the first place, the whole hu- 
man race ardently desires happiness, 
and this is right. Going into the ab- 
stract we might go on to show how joy 

and blessedness are higher even than 
happiness, but happiness is a pretty 
good word and we will take that this 

Happiness consists in a number of 
things. You cannot put out your hand 
and lay hold of any one thing and say 
"Now this is happiness-" But lean tell 
you of some of the things that so to 
make up that state which we call happi- 

I believe a healthy mind in a healthy 
body to be a great factor in happiness. 
I remember a sentence we have in Kaub's 
Grammar, — "Drunkenness calls the 
watchman from the tower." 1 like to 
think of the mind, the intellect, the rea- 
son as being a watchman in a tower, or 
as a train dispatcher, if you will. He 
must be cool and calm and steady. 
What a terrible thing if his brain would 
become muddled and he should make a 
mistake or forget! What a terrible 
thing it is when we do that which des- 
troys our minds, when we lose control, 
and the will agrees to some wrong thing. 

The command goes out, the body 
obeys the mind, and the mark of de- 
struction begins. .Self-mastery, then, is 
an essential to a healthy body and a 
healthy mind, hence to happiness. 
"Prove to me," says Mrs. Oliphant, 
"that you can control yourself, and I'll 
say you are an educated man; and with- 
out this, all other education is good for 

Quoting from an editorial in Success, 
"No man is sane when he cannot com- 
pletely control his acts. No man can be 
happy tvhen he knows that at any mo- 
ment he may do things which he would 
regret all the rest of his life." What 
humiliation for a man to be conscious 
that in an instant, without a moment's 
warning, he may not be a man at all; 
that in a tit of passion or anger he may 
lose all control of himself. 

The student who starts in life without 
having the mastery of himself is a 
menace to himself and society. An old 


sea captain was once asked what he fears 
most when heisout on the sea, whether 
an approaching storm didn't carry terror 
with it. He said, "No; with modern 
vessels and good sailors, storms are rob- 
bed of most of their terrors." He was 
then asked if he didn't fear the dense 
fog that sometimes settles down around 
them, cutting off their range of vision? 
lie said, "No; we don't fear a fog so 
much. Ships of different hues usually 
have their own routes and with bell buoys 
and signals, there isn't so much danger." 
"Well," .said his friend, "What do you 
fear most? "Derelicts, — vessels sailing 
nowhere, with no captain, no crew, no 
chart, no guide. You. can not reckon 
with them, for they defy all laws of sea- 
manship." Here we have a picture of 
the purposeless life— going nowhere in 
particular itself, and being a menace and 
danger to those pursuing a lawful course. 

In selecting a vocation in life, we 
should choose such a work as will add 
something to the sum of human happi- 

Above one of the large buildings on 
a prominent street in a certain city is an 
"ad" spelled out in big letters formed by 
electric lights. The sign reads, "Drink 
Blank's Beer," but Mr. Blank did not 
find happiness in the vocation he had 
chosen. The big brewery lost its master. 
He was found with a bullet In his brain, 
and he lies in a suicide's grave. 

When these dreadful things happen, 
one is forced to think that the life has 
been spent in seeking for that which is 
not bread, and the thing coveted and 
grasped has turned to ashes in the 
baud. Let us consider earnestly the life 
work we will take up. Ask yourself the 
question, "Is it worth while?" 

If you are preparing to give your 
energies to the business world, do not 
accept a position with a firm whose busi- 
ness is crooked, or whose methods you 
can't endorse. But having entered the 
service of an honorable firm, be loyal to 
that firm. 

If you are engaged to teach in an in- 
stitution of learning, be loyal to the 
institution. Don't engage to work for 
an association of any kind unless you 
believe it. If you believe in it, be 
loyal, be enthusiastic about it. We 
should be loyal not only to the aims and 
principles of the institution; but to de- 
partments and individual workers. If 
you would be happy in your work, in a 
school or office, you must learn to co- 
operate. There will be other laborers in 
the held. What will be your relation to 
these other workers? 

Those that play baseball know that 
sometimes you have to make what you 
call a sacrifice hit, that some other mem- 
ber of the team may come out all right. 
John the Baptist made sacrifice hits all 
his life. Are you going to be big enough, 
and broad enough to be willing to work 
to make a sacrifice hit for the general 

Your happiness in business or profes- 
sional life will largely depend on your 
ability to co-operate, your ability to 
work with other people, the attitude you 
take toward those with whom you work, 
or those whom you lead. You can 
make up your mind now that you are 
going to work with imperfect people. 
(By the way, they will be able to say 
the same thing, when they are working 
with you, so its perhaps about even up.) 

If you are a teacher, or a Christian 
worker, leader of any kind, the attitude 
you should have to those whom you 
lead should be the attitude of the physi- 
cian. A teacher sometimes gets angry 
and finds fault with her pupils. But a 
doctor never is angry because the people 
are sick and weak and lame and blind. 
Strive to achieve the ample and sym- 
metrical development of your whole self, 
with a view of service. New Testament 
teaching makes much of the care of 
your body. You glorify God in your 
body. To keep the body in a state of 
health, live naturally, eat well, sleep well, 
breathe well. Some one says, "If you 



awake in the night and find you have 
your mouth open, get right up and shut 

Another thing that will add to your 
happiness in associating with people is 
the cultivation of social charm. Be 
agreeable. Get people to like you, if 
3 7 ou want to help them. Pupils will 
{earn more from a teacher they like than 
from one they don't like. If you would 
be a leader in the society in which you 
move, if you would lift the social plane 
to a higher level, be gracious, be oblig- 
ing, be lovable. I have met women who 
were surrounded with friends and 
admirers wherever they want. The 
secret was, they had social charm. They 
had the knack of setting awkward and 
sensitive people at ease. They never 
saw, apparently, little breaches and mis- 
haps that occurred. The timid aud 
bashful found themselves talking with 
perfect freedom, surprising even them- 
selves. These ladies had social tact. 
The girl who is pert, smart, quick with 
her tongue, sarcastic, is not sought. 
People are not fond of being held up 
to ridicule. 

We started out by saving the human 
race ardently desires happiness. It is 
sought in every possible direction. Some 
seek it in great possessions. But great 
possessions do not guarantee happiness. 
In many cases possessions have so bur- 
dened the possessor that happiness was 
cut oft". 

Some have thought to gain happiness 
by gratifying the aesthetic taste — giving 
themselves to art — aesthetic pleasure. 
But this will not secure happiness. 
Goethe said, "After all my life, of 
seventy-live years,not four weeks of real 

Some say, "Happiness is found in do- 
ing your duty, "and there's a good deal 
of truth in that statement. The satis- 
faction of worthy work well done is a 
great factor in happiness. Persons of a 
conscientious nature, perhaps, would 
feel that they were not able to say they 

had done their duty. 

It is a pretty good thing to have a 
kind of philosophy marked out to live 

Some inherit cheerfulness. You can 
cultivate it. Achieve it by systematic 
effort, if necessary. Cheerfulness does 
not depend on any earthly possession. 
It is above that sort of thing. There 
are at least two races tbat are prover- 
bially cheerful, — the Irish and the Negro. 

Robert Louis Stevenson was a great 
example of cheerfulness. A confirmed 
invalid, he prayed for cheerfulness. He 
prayed,. "Give us to go blithely through 
this day, bring us to our resting beds at 
night, weary and well content, and in 
the end give us the blessed boon of 
sleep." His whole life was devoted to 
the cultivation of cheerfulness. I like 
one of his little stanzas, so simple yet 
so rich: 

"The children sing in far Japan, 
The children sing m Spain, 
The organ and the organ man 
Are playing in the rain." 

Finally, happiness is to be sought in 
the faith in the moral order of God. 

Let us ground ourselves upon this 
great truth, — though the earth quakes, 
and the sky falls, the Lord God Omni- 
potent reigneth and He never leaves His 
throne for a minute. Let us remember 
that it is a sacred duty to be happy, 
and let our preparation here at school 
tend toward a complete development 
with altruistic aim, — in short— an educa- 
tion for service. i„. ji. h. 


Our Missionary isi India. 

The last letter received from Kath- 
ryn Ziegler ('U8) by her mother on the 
11th inst., was written nearly two weeks 
after her landing at Bombay, India. She 
was comfortably homed in her India 
Bungalow and digging away at the Guj- 
eratic language. Had not yet mastered 
the alphabet, but was not discouraged 
as their teacher told them that thev 



were doing nicely. She saya that it 
does not take so much money when you 
go out shopping, there, but much pa- 
tience and much time. She was also 
much impressed with the curious ga/.e 
that followed theui everywhere and yet 
not so much surprised either for the eye 
was the only medium of communication 
available to either party and so all she 
could do was to return their wandering 
stare with an appreciative smile. They 
can receive or send mail only once a 
week, on Friday. Eld. Jesse Zieoler 

To the above we add part of a letter 
received by the Editor-in-Chief on Jan. 
I'Jth, from Sister Ziegler. It reads thus: 

Jalalpur, Sural Dist., India, 

Dec. L'O, 11)08. 
I 'ear Sister Myer. — 

While 1 am penning these lines you 
are peacefully sleeping, I hope so any- 
way. You see there is about ten hours 
difference in time. Now it is twelve 
o'clock, noon, and with you about 2 
a. m. 

It is two weeks today that we landed 
in Bombay, ami how glad we were to 
have reached land in safety and once 
more be permitted to place our feet on 
mother earth. The voyage was grand 
when there were no storms and sea-sick- 
ness; and the blue waters, with the snow 
capped waves, the sun set with fleecy 
clouds as a back ground, all mere sub- 
limely beautiful; yet there is a great deal 
more in life on land than on water. I am 
afraid we are hardly grateful enough to 
our kind Father for our safe voyage, be- 
cause we had seveial severe storms, such 
as people who have sailed a great deal 
say they have never experienced any- 
thing like them. 

I iust sit down. and weep sometimes at 
what 1 have learned on my voyage, and 
since I am here. It is true I had read a 
great deal about the conditions existing 
and had heard from the lips of those 
who were here, but how little of it I 
could comprehend I see now since 1 am 

India is not like I had pictured it in 
my mind, but the country as a whole is 
not as attractive as America. That is 
you don't see the nicely kept farms 
and buildings as you do at home. The 
people live in villages and have their 
farming land out. They have something 
growing now that resembles our corn at 
a distance and as the crows are bad, you 
see men in great numbers out ou the 
held sitting on something (about ten or 
twelve feet from the ground), with long 
sticks to chase crows. There they sit 
from one day to another until their har- 
vest is ready. 1 often hear them from 
my room. Then they say the crops are 
nothing extra after all that trouble. So 
a farmer could do a great deal of good 
just by coming here to teach these poor 
people how to farm. 

I can hardly realize that it is only a 
few davs until Christmas because its so 
warm. The sun is very hot but in the 
shade it is very pleasant. The trees are 
green, the flowers are in full bloom and 
the birds are singing. 

We had six lessons in Gujerati and 
have learned the alphabet in that time. 
The Gujerati alphabet has 35 letters, it 
is very difficult and it is hard to catch 
the right sound from the teacher as 
English is not his mother tongue. It 
makes it hard for us to get the correct 
pronunciation when he says the letter 
k it souuds more like g aod when he 
says thirty he pronounces it as if it was 
spelled dirsty; so it makes it hard, but 
he told Sister Long the other day 
that we were doing tine. I suppose he 
has learned too that a little praise often 
is an inducement to get people to work 
harder, but we could not well work 
harder trying to write out all the differ- 
ent shapesand pronounce them correctly 

Remember me to all the teachers and 
students and write me a long letter. I 
don't know how soon I ean write to you 
again because I have some 601 promised 
to write to, so I may not get to write to 
you again until next year at this time. 
Time as well as money is to be consid- 
ered. Lovingly, 

Kathrvn Ziegler. 



Longfellow says, — 

"There is a reaper whose name is Death 
And with his sickle keen 
He reaps the bearded grain at a breath 
And the flowers that grow between." 

We believe that by "bearded grain" 
he means people of mature age, and by 
"flowers" he means the children, — the 
younger people. 

How true this is of the two cases we 
mention below. -the death of SallieZiegler 
and of Sister Elizabeth Zortman's 

A Christian Philosopher Dies. 

On Monday, January 18, C. H. Bals- 
baugh, the great pen preacher of Han- 
overdale, Pa., closed his eyes in the 
■sleep of death. He was born April 16, 
1831 at Spring Creek, Dauphin County, 
Fa., near Deny Church. 

(A tribute to his memory will be published in next 
issue. ) 

On Tuesday, January 12, at her home 
in Palmyra, with her faithful daughter 
by her side, riister Mrs. Zortman fell 
peacefully asleep in Jesus. She had 
been in declining health for years, and 
death was due to old age aud general 
debility. She was patient in her suffer- 
ing and ready to go when the call came. 

The funeral was conducted by Elders 
J. H. Longenecker of Palmyra, and J. 
H. Witmer of Hanoverdale, at the Han- 
overdale meeting house where the inter- 
ment took place. Text, — "For me to 
live is Christ and to die is gain." She 
had reached the age of 80 years. Her son 
Milton was present at the funeral, but 
Oliver from Idaho, arrived after the 
forenoon services had closed. He how- 
ever, witnessed the burial services and 
the reading of the 23rd Psalm which 
was the last scripture that Sister Eliza- 
beth had read to her mother before she 
passed beyond. 

Our College Times tenders its sincere 
sympathy to Sister Elizabeth in this her 
season of bereavement. 

Resolutions of Sympathy. 

Whereas, God in his infinite wisdom 
has entered the home of our friend and 
fellow student, Levi K. Zeigler, and by 
the Angel of Death has removed from 
this life of faithful service in the church 
his young sister, Sallie Zeigler, and taken 
her to live with Him in that beautiful 
home above, be it resolved: 

First, That while we do not under- 
stand God's wisdom in taking from our 
earthly home our loved ones, so young, 
so tender and loving, so hopeful in life, 
we bow in humble submission to the 
will <>f our Heavenly Father who doeth 
all things well. 

Second, That the faculty and students 
of Elizabethtown College express their 
heartfelt sympathy to the family in 
these hours of sore bereavement. 

Third, That these resolutions be pub- 
lished in the Elizabethtown papers, and 
in Our College Times. 

Fourth, That a copy of Our College 
Times, containing these resolutions be 
sent to the family. 

M. A. Goon, ~\ 

G. A. W. Stauf*\er, [Com. 

Emma L. Smith, j 


Society Notes 

The students have returned from their 
short vacation and are again busily en- 
gaged in literary work. The spirit is rife 
among all. 

Several interesting programs have 
been rendered. Under the auspices of 
our president things have begun to move 
briskly. We hope it will continue. 

The following questions have been de- 
bated: — Resolved, That civilization tends 
to lengthen human life. Resolved, That 
railroads are a more important factor iu 
our country than rivers. 

Several interesting programs have 
been prepared for rendition during the 
"Bible Term." w. is. g. 


Rover — Zva. — On Thursday, Decem- 
ber 31st, at the home of B. F. Zug, near 
Myerstown, Pa., Liazie Zug was united 
in marriage with Samuel Royer. The 
ceremony was performed by Elder Joiira 


Hon- in the presence of only the imme- 
diate relatives. 

After au excellent dinner prepared by 
.Mrs. 13. F. Zug, the happy couple left 
ou the L':U8 p. m. train east, on a short 

Gibble — Kithl. — The following an- 
nouncement was received by the Editor- 
in-Chief a short time ago. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hiram F. Kuhl an- 
nounce the marriage of their daughter 
Nettie K. to Mr. Christian W. Gibble on 
Tuesday, January 12, 1909, at Lexing- 
ton, Pennsylvania. 

Heisey — Lewis. — On December 20, at 
the Reformed parsonage in Columbia, 
Oliver N. Ileisey and Elizabeth Lewis, 
both of Elizabetbtown, were married by 
Kev. John H. Pannebecker, he being 
the same minister who married Mr. 
Heisey's parents years ago. They will 
reside in Ehzabethtown. 

Mellinger — Evans. — On December 
'2'), at the home of the bride near Neff's- 
ville, Maria Evans and Samuel Mellinger 
were united in wedlock by Bro. Kesser 
of East Berlin, York county. Elmer 
Minnich ot Lititz and Anna Longenecker 
of Annville, were the attendants. Mr. 
and Mrs. Mellinger visited friends at 
Waynesboro while on their wedding 

To all these newly married friends 
Our College Times extends hearty con- 
gratulations and best wishes for happi- 
ness and success. 

The Birth-place of Lindley Murray. 

The following letter should be read by 
all interested in education, and they 
should at once send letters or petitions 
to Mr. Poorman, so that the movement 
lie suggests may receive prom [it atten- 

PALMYRA, PA., Dec. 2.3, 1908. 
Dear Friends: — 

Allow me to present to you, out of 
purely educational pride, a movement of 
vital interest to every citizen and educa- 
tor of Pennsylvania. 

In mv community on the banks of the 

historic Swatara, a tributary of the Sus- 
quehanna River, now Dauphin County, 
Pennsylvania, is a farm consisting of 
140-50 acres of land, the birthplace of 
LINDLEY MURRAY, (1745-1826) author 
of the First English, and a 
famous and noted poet and philanthro- 

To assist in preserving this landmark 
is not only a privilege, but a duty which 
we owe as a memorial for a valuable 
heritage unto us and our prosterity. 

While this tract can be purchased at a 
very reasonable price, I would suggest 
and urgently request you to address a 
petition to the Members of the General 
Assembly recommending the purchasing 
of the same by the Commonwealth. 

At your earliest convenience kindly 
present this movement to your live, 
progressive local newspapers for the pur- 
pose of thorough and universal agita- 

Similar letters are forwarded to every 
College, Normal School, Historical Socie- 
ty, etc., in the hope that officers, facul- 
ties and lovers of the perpetuation of our 
Mother Tongue take up the matter for 
the preservation of this memorable spot. 

All petitions, personal endorsements 
and communications to be forwarded to 
the undersigned prior to Februarv 1, 

I have taken the privilege of interest- 
ing you in this movement, and present 
my past record as sufficient evidence of 
my interest in educational affairs. Trust- 
ing von may be liberal in your efforts, 
and respond promptly, I remain, 
Very truly yours 



The following work has been done in Grammar clat ses 

The First Snow Fall. 

( Paraphrase of Lowell's Poems.) 

It was about twilight, when the snow- 
began to fall. Flake after flake came 
floating down from the gray clouds, 
which were slowly gathering in the skv. 

The snow tell faster and faster, until 
the roads and fields were heaped with 
the soft white covering. 

All the pine, fir and hemlock trees 



were covered with suow and ice. The 
snow looked like ermine wool, which is 
gotten from a small animal. 

The writer says, the ermine was too 
costly for the son of a Duke. 

Not one branch was left uncovered, not 
even the smallest and barest twig on the 
elm tree, for it was covered with ice and 
snow, an inch thick, which looked like 

James Russell Lowell stood by the 
window, watching the falling snow. It 
reminded him of the little grave in 
Auburn cemetery, near Boston, where 
his little daughter was lying. He thought 
of the story about the robins covering 
the babes in the wood, for the snow was 
gently covering the little grave. 

His little daughter Mabel asked him 
who makes it snow, and he told her it 
was the Heavenly Father and He cares 
for and loves all the people living on the 

The sky was laden with heavy gray 
clouds and Lowell was laden with clouds 
of sorrow, because of the death of his 
little daughter. 

His thoughts were upon the little 
form under the the deep snow, and he 
could not see for weeping. 

He kissed Mabel, but she did not 
know, that the kiss was for her angel 
sister. A<;xes George. 

A School Which I Attended. 

A few years ago I attended a public 
school in Armenia. It is located on a 
hill and for this reason the people call it 
•"Hill School" The view of the school 
is very beautiful. It is made of brick 
and stone. The building has four doors, 
sixty windows, fifteen class rooms, two 
parlors, one dining-room, twelve teachers 
and about three hundred pupils. 

The customs there are quite different 
than they are here. There is a school 
for boys only, and a school for girls 

The language is Armenian which con- 
tains thirty-nine letters, easy to learn — 
no vowels, no special rules, no silent 
letters and so on. The Turkish and 
French languages are also taught. 

I wish to write more but I have four 
studies to prepare for tomorrow. 

Wm. Melkasiax. 

A School Which I Attended. 

Last winter I spent a very happy 
school term beginning in September and 
ending in June at the Stevens High 
School in Lancaster city. It is a verv 

large, three story, brown brick building 
located on the corner of Chestnut and 
Charlotte streets. 

Surrounding it is a pretty green lawn. 
It has two large entrances, one facing 
Charlotte street, the other facing Chest- 
nut street. A brass bust of Thaddeus 
Stevens may be seen at either entrance. 
You enter the building through a large 
vestibule, Which has a beautiful chande- 
lier. You go through the next doo* - into 
a long hall from which you can enter six 
class rooms, the library and the princi- 
pal's office. There are two broad stair- 
ways, at either end. Joining each class- 
room is a large cloak room. The steps 
are marble and add much to the appear- 
ance of the building. The railing along 
the stairway is iron and painted a pretty 
light green. From the second floor hall 
you can enter four class rooms, the 
iaboratorv, the typewriting room, the 
penmanship room and from the second 
floor you pass to the third floor on 
which are the prettiest rooms. The 
chapel is large and the walls and ceiling 
are beautifully carved. The chandeliers 
are magnificent. On the rostrum area 
good piano, table and four large red- 
wood chairs. 

We had devotional exercises every 
morning. From here you enter the large 
study hall which extends the whole 
width of the building. In this room 
each student has a separate desk. There 
are desks enough to accommodate two 
hundred and fifty. There is a long table 
on which are eight large dictionaries, 
some small ones, two German dictionaries 
and some encyclopedias. Every vacant 
period a pupil has she must go to the 
study hall. Not one word of whispering 
may be heard during the study period. 
If you want to use the reference books, 
you must go on your tiptoes and not 
make any noise. If vou are idle during 
study period, you are reported to the 
teacher who makes out your deportment 

On the other side of the Chapel is the 
large drawing room. Each student has 
a regular drawing desk. When you en- 
ter this room there may be no noise at 
all. We had twelve teachers here. 
From this school you can enter any 
college. You can take either the com- 
mercial, scientific or college preparatory 
courses. Many of the commercial stu- 
dents have positions. Some of the 
scientific students teach; and many of 
the college preparatory girls are now at 
college. Emma Buckwalteb. 




Mr Nedro, a young minister in the 
Church of the Brethren, with his wife 
and child have moved into the base- 
ment of Memorial Hall where they will 
stay the rest of the year. Mr. Nedro has 
enrolled in the Bible Course. 

Prof. .lames Widdowson vis' ted the 
College some time ago and addressed 
the students in Literary Society. He is 
teacher of Pedagogy at Western Mary- 
land College and also a minister in the 
Church of the Brethren. 
• The Bell telephone is a late addition to 
the equipment of the College, it proves 
to be very valuable. The school is grow- 
ing. Who can doubt it'.' 

Prof. H. K. Ober gave an address to 
the Teachers' Institute at Manheim, Sat- 
urday, January 2, on the subject ol 
•' Elementary Agriculture." 

Prof. E. E. Eshelman enjoyed a visit 
from five of the Juniata students on Fri- 
day, January 1-3, Messrs. Fred F. Cood, 
C. C. Wardiow, A. Brown Miller, Paul 
T. Landis, R. D. Murphy. Theyatteuded 
the lecture given by Prof. Cireen in the 
College Chapel. 

We were glad to have with us, as a 
guest of Mr. Schlosser, Mr. S. S. Shearer 
of Middletown, who is teaching at 
Oberlin. Mr. Shearer was a student at 
Ursinus College during the past summer 
and while there formed au acquaintance 
with Mr. Schlosser. 

Miss Olive Shellenberger of Juniata 
College, and Agnes M. Ryan spent Satur- 
day and Sunday at the College. Miss 
Shellenberger is a niece of Mrs. 1>. C. 

The electrician is busily at work re- 
pairing the lighting apparatus at the Col- 
lege. The dormitories have been ad- 
justed and the class rooms are now being 
tinished. This is a great advantage both 
as a preventive of tire and also as an aid 
to study. i.. m. s. 

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The last four weeks, from January 14 
to February 14, were very busy ones. 
The Bible Term with its many interests 
and numerous as well as distinguished 
visitors, whom we gladly entertained, 
the regular preaching services every ev- 
ening by Elder Joseph Long of York, 
Mr. A. Forder's interesting talks on the 
truths of the Bible as realized in his ex- 
periences in and about Jerusalem, 
and the thrilling incidents related 
concerning his life while mission- 
ary to the Arabs, — all these 
things, together with regular College 
class work, Faculty meetings, and so 
forth, kept us agoing at a lively pace. 
We appreciate the interest our many 
friends, both those at the College and 
those from a distance, have shown in 
our last Bible Term, and invite you all 
back again whenever the Lord wills. 

Immediately after the close of the 
Bible Term, a two weeks' series of meet- 
ings began in the Church of the Breth- 
ren in town with Bro. I. N. H. Beahm as 
minister. Brother Beahm proclaimed 
the Truth with eloquence and 
power, fearlessly denouncing the wrong, 
and bravely upholding the right. We 
wish we could report in full his sermons 
on "Lincoln," "The .Saloon," etc. 

A synopsis of these meetings will be giv- 
en on another page of this issue. 


They are slaves who fear to speak 
For the iallen and the weak; 
They are slaves who will not choose 
Hatred, scorning and abuse, 
Rather than in silence shrink 
From the truth they needs must think; 
They are slaves who dare not be 
In the right with two or three. 

—James Russell Lowell 

True Patriotism. 

From School Physiology Journal. 

The safety of our Republic and the 
perpetuity of our institutions depend 
upon the individual patriotism of our 
future citizens. It rests largely with the 
teachers in the public schools to deter- 
mine what the quality of that patriotism 
shall be. If they realize that the brain, 
which is clouded by narcotics or be- 
numbed with alcohol, is not a safe one 
to cast, percaance, the decisive ballot in 
our great Republic, they will bend every 
energy in the endeavor to pre-empt the 
future citizens under their charge, for 
lives of truest patriotism. By earnestly 
instructing them in regard to the nature 
and effects of alcohol and other narcot- 
ics, they will aid in securing for our be- 


loved country generations of patriots 
such as have never yet been recorded in 
history, — -patriots who not only can 
die, for their country, if the sacrifice be 
necessary, but who can live for her also, 
and live nobly. 

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Spring Term opens Monday, March 20. 
All those expecting to board at the Col- 
lege then, should engage a room soon. 
Address all communications to Dr. D. C. 
Reber, Acting President. Read the 
"Spring Term Announcement" as found 
in the February issue of Our College 

Don't iorget the Anniversary of the 
dedications of our College Buildiugs to be 
observed with appropriate exercises on 
March 4th. Elder T. T. Myers of Juniata 
College is expected to deliver the princi- 
pal address. He is good. Come to hear 
him. Bring your friends with you. 

Other features of the program will be 
a recitation, and good music under the 
direction of Prof. Warn pier. 

Prof. Bcahm's Sermons. 

A two week's series of meetings which 
were held in the Church of the Brethren 
in Elizabethtown, conducted by Bro. I. 
N. H. Beahm, closed Sunday morning, 
February 14th. 

Bro. Beahm is a forceful and convinc- 
ing speaker who carries his audience with 
him in his arguments. He preached 
every evening with much earnestness, 
and his efforts were highly appreciated. 
His sermons were spiritual and uplifting. 
The attendance and interest at all the 
meetings was the very best. It is hoped 
and believed that these sermons have 
made good impressions in Elizabethtown 
that will echo in eternity. The subjects 
for each evening were as follows : 

Feb. 1,— "Ability," Matt. 20:21 

Feb. 2. — "The Church Getting Ready 
for Business," I Peter, 1:17. 

Feb. 3, — "Ordinary Methods Bring Or- 
dinary Results," Acts 2:41. 

Feb. 4, — "The Foreknowledge of the 
Bible," I Tim. 16:17. 

Feb. 5. — "Justification," Matt. 5:0. 

Feb. 0,— "Prayer," Luke 11:0. 

Sunday Morning. Feb. 7, — "Sphere of 
Woman," I Cor. 11. 

Sunday Evening, Feb. 7, — "The Holy 
Spirit," Matt. 8: 11. 

Monday Evening, February 8, — "The 
Bright Side of Elizabethtown." 

Feb. 0,— "The Dark Side of Elizabeth- 
town," Matt. 5:20. 

Feb. 10, — "The Joy of Salvation," 
Luke 15. 

Feb. 11, — "The Cood Old Fashioned 
Way," Acts 11:24. 

Feb. 12, — "The Banner of Our Lord," 
or "American Flag Spiritualized," Ps. 64. 

Feb. 13, — "The Holy Ordinance of 
Feet Washing," John 13:17. 

Sunday Morning, Feb. 14, — "Christian 
Admonition" or "The Dress Question," 
Matt. 6:20. 

During these two weeks four young 
men accepted Christ. Three of these 
were students at the College. 

Olive A. Myers. 



Our Bible Term closed on Sunday, 
Jan, 31, with a special Sunday School pro- 
gram held in the church in town. Not- 
withstanding the cold, blustery weather 
a large number gathered at this meeting 
and the program which follows was well 
rendered: Moderator — H. K. Ober. De- 
votional Exercises — John C. Zug. The 
Province of the Sunday-School Teacher- 
Geo. W. Henry. Music. Supplemen- 
tary Work for Intermediate Classes — 
Mary B. Hess. Music. The Influence 
of the Sunday-School in tbe Building of 
Character — John A. Miller. Music. 
The Mental and Spiritual Preparation of 
the Lesson — Rufus P. Bucher. Music. 
The Beautiful in Teaching. — I. N. H. 

Evening Sermons. 

The evangelistic services during the 
two weeks of Bible Term were conducted 
by Elder J. A. Long of York. He 
selected very appropriate subjects and 
spoke in a plain, pleasing and profitable 
manner. He labored faithfully from 
evening to evening and in his calm but 
impressive way sent the truths of God's 
Word home to every heart. His ser- 
mons were much enjoyed by all. He 
chose for his first subject: "The Bible." 
He showed very beautifully that it is 
God's Word, inspired by the Holy Spirit 
and made a strong plea that we "read 
it, teach it, preach it, live it." Tbe 
theme for the second evening was 
"Prayer." He made us feel that prayer 
is not oaly a duty, as a request of God, 
but that it is also a happy privilege and 
pleasure and should be regarded as such. 
His plea was: "Pray to be guided, 
strengthened, supported and led by and 
to Him." The subjects for the succeed- 
ing evenings were as follows: "Patriot- 
ism," "The Fatal Choice," "Faith," 
"The Abuse of the Bible," "What a 
Girl Can Do," "Coming of Christ," 
"Reconciliation." Brother Long will be 

rewarded for his earnest efforts and 
faithful labor made in behalf of the un- 
saved, if not in this, surely in the eternal 
world. l. m. s. 

Sermon on Patriotism. 

January, 20, Brother J. A. Long of 
York, delivered a sermon on Patriotism. 
His text was taken from II Kings, "Tell 
it not in Gath." Brother Long was well 
posted on the latest statistics and ex- 
plained not only, that we should be 
patriotic to our own dear country, but 
also to our Heavenly Father. 

He said, "We should love and serve 
our country. United States owns one- 
fourth of the wealth of the whole world. 
Our country is worth as much as Eng- 
land and all her colonies combined. In 
1860 we had a capital of $60,000,000,000 
and in the short period of fifty years, 
increased to $116,O0U,00O,000, while 
Great Britian was 100 years in acquiring 
a capital of $60,000,000,000. 

The following statistics were then 
given: "U. S. contains 5 per cent, of the 
area of the world. The population of 
the U. S. is between 5 and 6 per cent, of 
the world. We manufacture one-fourth 
of the manufacturing products of the 
world. America's supremacy in furnish- 
ing necessaries of life was proved. The 
U.S. with only 5 per cent of the world's 
area produces 78 per cent, of the corn 
which is the basis of foods; 71 per cent, 
of the cotton which is the basis of manu- 
facturing fabrics, 37 per cent, of the 
the coal which is the basis of the power 
that moves the world. 

The great success of our country is 
due to farming. The farmer has an out- 
put of twenty million dollars daily. As 
an evidence he said, "In 1897 other 
nations, when their crops failed, paid us 
in one year $1,200,000,000 for the crumbs 
which fell from our table. 

In talking of the trusts and monopo- 


lies, Brother Long said, Seventeen days 
ot the fanner's earnings would buy out 
the Standard Oil Company. Fifty days 
earnings would buy out Carnegie and 
wipe the Industrial Steel Company off 
the face of the map. One American 
harvest would buy Belgium and its king. 
Two American harvests would buy Italy. 
Three American harvest would buy 
Austria Hungary. Live American har- 
vests would buy spot cash — would take 
Russia from the Czar. At every sunset 
the farmers'money box groans under the 
weight of 24,000,000 new dollars. 

It might be surprising to note that the 
revenues of our country from one single 
industry — products of the American 
hen — is larger than the revenue of Spain 
and Portugal. Sixty-two years ago Iowa 
was bought for $63,000,000. Iowa now 
pays that amount four times a vear with 
just the eggs irom the nests of the hen. 
If it becomes us to be loyal to this 
earthly kingdom, our country, how much 
more so to the Kingdom of God. Our 
country with all its immense wealth is 
but a small thing compared with the 
wealth our Heavenly Father holds in 
His hands. 

Sunday School scholars, teachers, 
officers and superintendents should be 
loyal to their Sunday School, for they 
all have a great responsibility. Little 
incidents occurring in the Church, when 
told to the outside world often causes 
disturbance, and show lack of loyalty. 

In a Democratic parade, a picture of 
the two Democratic candidates was 
placed on the American Flag. When 
the Republicans marched under the flag 
they saluted it. The Democrats cheered 
them and said they did not know their 
own party. The Republicans answered, 
"We saluted the American flag and 
showed our loyalty to our country and 
not to the Democratic candidates. 

Should we as Christians not be as true 
and loyal to our Heavenly Father as 
these Republicans were to their 
country's flag. 

Reply to Sister Ziegler's Letter 'Writ- 
ten to Bible Term Students. 

Jan. 20, 1909. 
Sister Kathryn Zeigler, greeting: 
Your kind and inspiring letter to the 
Bible Term students was received and 
read by Sister Myer at the close of the 
services on Tuesday evening, Jan. 19th. 
We would be glad to have you with us, 
but since this is impossible, we are glad 
you can be with us in spirit, as stated in 
your letter. 

We trust the Lord will answer your 
prayers in behalf of the Bible Term, 
evangelistic services, and work in gen- 
eral. We have formerly been interested 
in the foreign held, but we naturally feel 
more interest in the work since one of 
our number has entered the field. We 
recognize the ripeness of the harvest, 
also the lack of laborers; but since there 
are few, may God bless the work and 
abundantly bless you with His Spirit, 
and may you be able to lift those in sin 
and superstition to a plane of Christian 

We believe your timely letter has in- 
spired those who heard your message to 
a greater zeal and prayer for the work in 
India. May this Bible Term be an in- 
centive to consecrate some lives tor the 
great work of the Master, and thus cause 
this special session of Bible study to be 
one long to be remembered, and prove a 
crowning year for Elizabethtown College. 

While those in the foreign field are de- 
prived of these rich feasts for the soul 
in the home land, let us look at the 
great reward awaiting those who make 
great sacrifices. Our reward shall be ac- 
cording to our work, Matt. 16:27. 

The attendance at the Bible Term is 
encouraging, and the interest is good. 
The teaching is rich. Evening sessions 
are well attended. Brother J. A. Long 
has delivered three inspiring sermons 
thus far, -Monday evening, "The Word," 
Jno. 17:17 ; Tuesday evening, "Prayer," 
Luke 18:1-8; Wednesday evening, "Pa- 


triotism." The meetings are well attend- 
ed and are increasing in numbers. 

How we enjoy the study of God's 
Word as it unfolds more and more unto 
us the realm of the unseen and the ma- 
jesty of God's plan of salvation and re- 
demption for all the world! May there 
be a greater interest for Bible study, 
and by it may we know more fully our 
individual responsibility in saving the 
world. "Now to Him that is of power 
to establish you according to my gospel 
and the preaching of Jesus Christ, ac- 
cording to the revelation of the mystery, 
which was kept secret since the world 
began, but now is made manifest, and 
by the scriptures of toe prophets, ac- 
cording to the commandment of the 
everlasting God, made known to all 
nations for the obedience of faith; to 
God the only wise, be glory through 
Jesus Christ forever. Amen." Rom. 16: 
25-27; also, II Cor. 9:8. 

From the Bible Term students. 

!J. F. Graybill, 
Lydia B. Gibble, 
S. K. McDannel. 

Educational Meeting. 

On Saturday afternoon, January 23rd, 
1909, the Educational Meeting of the 
Bible Term was held. This meeting 
proved to be one of the most successful 
and inspiring of the Term. The ques- 
tions were living issues, and the speakers 
bundled them in a manner profitable to 
all. The following program was rendered: 

1. Devotional Exercises bv S. R. Zug. 

2. Education Among the Breihren 
During the 18th Century, by J. G. Fran- 
cis. Bro. Francis gave us some very in- 
teresting history on this question. He 
also showed the wonderful development 
along educational lines, among our peo- 

3. "The Mission of the Brethren's 
Schools," by Jesse Ziegler. Some of the 
thoughts presented were: To make a 
Church-home for our young people, 
where they may not be weakened, but 

strengthened. To establish a place 
where parents may send their children 
with safety. To train souls for the Mas- 
ter's work. 

4. "Why Educate," by Mary Stayer 
Groft'. (This article will appear farther 

5. "Value of Good English," by G. 
N. Falkenstein. For several reasons. 
The discussion of this question was es- 
pecially interesting. First, the German 
accent found throughout Eastern Pa., 
is a great hindrance to proper pronunci- 
ation and distinct articulation; and sec- 
ond, the speaker stood before his audi- 
ence as a product of years of careful 
study and practice along this liue. He 
called special attention to a number of 
difficulties which are encountered by 
many of the German speaking people, 
some of which were the following: the 
substitution of the sound of "w" for "v" 
in such words as "wine" for vine, "wall- 
ey" for valley, etc.; and the mispronun- 
ciation of such words as "the things" 
for these things, "tho things" for "those 
tilings," etc. Thespeaker emphatically 
declared that there is no excuse for any 
one making use of such language, who 
pretends at all to speak the" King's Eng- 
lish," and he said further that he would 
neither eat nor sleep until he had over- 
come these obstacles, if he were addicted 
to the use of such "butchering of good 

He further stated that no one who 
speaks the (lerman language was born 
with a heavier tongue than he. it may 
be said by way of commendation to the 
speaker and also by way of encourage- 
ment to those who are slaves to the use 
of such phraseology as above mentioned, 
that the speaker today uses excellent 
language,distinctarticulation, and proper 
pronunciation — all due to earnest, per- 
sistent effort. 

6. Bound Table, conducted by Geo. 
Weaver. Some of the questions dis- 
cussed were, — Define the General Board 
of the Church of the Brethren. Whv 


Educate our Girls? What is Education? 
What is the one chief object of our 
present day Education? Would it not 
be well for each local congregation to 
educate Brethren and Sisters along the 
line of singing? 

7. "The Best Educational Motto," by 
J. Kurtz Miller. This question was 
beautifully discussed by Bro. Miller, 
who emphasized strongly the motto of 
Jesus Christ: "I must train for my 
Father in heaven." And as we pattern 
after him, let us also take His motto for 
our motto. He also emphasized strong- 
ly the idea of pushing out of our lives 
the things that are not worth while, and 
then concentrating all our efforts and 
energies upon the things that are worth 
while. He said: "Let us never forget 
that the men and women who have done 
the most for this world, are the men and 
women who for their educational motto 
have this — T am in training for God.' " 
Elizabeth Kline, Sec. 

Missionary Program. 

On January 30, at 2:00 P. .M. an in- 
teresting Missionary Meeting was held 
in the College Chapel, Moderator, Dr. 
D. C. Keber. 

Rev. J. F. Gray bill of New Jersey con- 
ducted the devotional exercises, 

First topic, "District Missions," (a) 
"Progress," (b) "Hindrances" was dis- 
cussed by Eld. 1. W. Taylor. He said, 
"It is impossible for us as Christians to 
do our duty without having a Mission- 
ary Spirit. I am glad for the inspiration 
received in looking up the History of 
our Missionarywork of the District,— 
the advantages the forefathers had and 
the progress they made. 

Nine-tenths of our organized churches 
today is the work of individuals. In 
1867 our first District Meeting was held. 
Eld. S. It. Zug was an officer' at that 
meeting, there were then fourteen con- 
gregations with one thousand members. 
Now we have forty-one congregations 

with from sixty-five to seventy thousand 

In 1881, our first Mission Board was 
organized. For the first Mission work 
six brethren received about twenty 
dollars. First Missionary collection 
from thirty to fortv dollars a year. Now 
from twelve to fifteen hundred dollars. 

Hindrances — 1. A lack of sufficient 
workers. 2. Many worldly organizations 
located over our country. 

Second Topic. "Problems of the city" 
by L. Margaret Haas. '(Will appear in 
April issue.) J. G. Francis spoke of the 
criminal class in cities. 

Third Topic. "Woman's work for 
woman in India" by Bessie M. Eider 
(Will appear in another part of this 

Sister McCann who spent eight years 
in India as a Missionary spoke of the 
work among the women of India. She 
said not all heathen darkness is in far 
away India. 

While it is dark in India we are glad 
that there is a ray of light, a dawn of 
hope. We are glad that Christian women 
are giving themselves for the women of 

We need good trained nurses but we 
need some one with a whole medical 
course to help us in this great work 
among the women of India. 

Some of the women are out with the 
men crushing stone for 5 cents a day. 
We go to women who cannot lead. 
There was a time when we could not go 
to these homes, but that time is past, 
the women must be reached before we 
can do much for India. 

Fourth topic. "Lest we forget by 
Elder J. A. Long. He said, "I am per- 
suaded im my mind that if people would 
know the real condition of the Held we 
would have more workers." More 
would say "Here Am I, Lord Send Me." 

Thousands are dying without Christ. 
We are not so much in need of money 
but of evangelists. We have the ability. 
We need more consecrated workers. 


A collection was taken for Mission 
Work. The closing prayer was offered 
by Bro. John A. Miller of Newville, Pa. 
Emma S. Miller, Sec. 

Our Friend from Palestine. 

Mr. Archibald Forder, the "Stanley of 
Arabia," was with us for a few days dur- 
ing Bible Term. His talks were interest- 
ing, instructive and logical. He will 
long be remembered by the many 
friends he made and by all who heard 

His description of the customs of the 
Orient, where he has made his home 
17 years, were well received by all. No 
man who heard Mr. Forder speak could 
with a clear conscience, say, "1 doubt 
the truthfulness of the Bible,'' for his 
many Bible references, which are often 
disputed by higher critics, are indispu- 
table. He showed that all we need to 
know is that the Bible was written in the 
light of the times and customs of the 

His thrilling experiences among the 
Bedouim Arabs, his miraculous escapes 
from death, all of which he ascribes to 
the "Grace of God," would be sufficient 
to convince any missionary of the safety 
of one of God's workers. 

Mr. Forder has written a book "Ven- 
tures Among the Arabs," in which he 
describes his thrilling experiences, etc., 
it is good instructive reading and should 
toe in every library. 

He is a straightforward, unflinching, 
declarer of God's word. He is a man 
who is loved and respected by all who 
know him. He is going back before 
long, to his own, as he is wont to call the 
people amongst whom he works. He is 
praying and hoping that more will fol- 
low in his footsteps to proclaim, among 
the descendants of the tribes of Ishmael, 
the teachings of the Teacher who was 
want to wander in that country. We 
wish him God's blessing in his work. 
W. E. Glasmire. 


Why Educate ? 

This is a question that is confronting 
every young man, every young woman, 
every father and mother in Christendom 
today. Why go to school? Why study? 
Why educate? I will answer in a few 
words. Because of its vast importance 
to ourselves and to our fellowmen. 

In the tirst place we educate for the 
benetit of ourselves, that we may know 

God has so richly endowed each one 
of us with a body, and all around us he 
has placed laws to be obeyed in order to 
keep our bodies healthy as well as holy. 
These laws it is our duty to know, and 
ignorance of them will not divert the 
punishment if they are disobeyed. 

Our constant care and daily attention 
is necessary to supply the needs of these 
bodies. We need wholesome, nutritious 
food to supply the daily wear. We need 
sunshine and plenty of God's pure air to 
keep them healthy. We need the prop- 
er amount and the right kind of cloth- 
ing to protect them from extremes of 
heat and cold. We sleep to restore the 
lost vitality of our days labor. And we 
need exercise to keep them healthy and 
strong but just enough of all to harmon- 
ize the divine plan which is daily operat- 
ing in all of us. Can we for a moment 
consider the magniiicient handiwork of 
God as displayed in the human body 
and not feel the great responsibility of 
knowing how to care for it? How much 
sorrow and pain this world suffers be- 
cause of ignorance of the simple rules of 
health for the human body, and the 
neglect to use God's bounteous gifts of 
pure air, pure water, and sunshine. 
May we not all make a greater effort to 
live in more simplicity, — nearer to 
nature, nearer to God, and thus take 
better care of our bodies, making of 
them more holy temples for the Holy 

Then again we need to know our dis- 



positions, which is indeed a life's study. 
Some one has said "the hardest task we 
can ever undertake is to learn to know 
ourselves." How often we are found 
guilty of saying: "Well, I am really sur- 
prised at myself for doing what I have 
done." We fall daily by being taken 
unawares in some weak point of which 
we were ignorant. We should study 
ourselves sincerely and prayerfully to 
know our weaknesses and then by God's 
grace aim to overcome. In our closets 
alone with God apply the x-rays of his 
love and thus see our dispositions and 
inclinations laid before our own eyes, 
and then by God's unbounded strength 
the weak places can be made strong. 
By looking into his word often we may 
say with Paul, II Cor. 3:1$, "But we all 
with open face beholding as in a glass 
the glory of the Lord, are changed into 
the same image from glory to glory, 
even as by the spirit of the Lord." 

Third, we educate so as to improve 
our talents. We all know the familiar 
story of the talents and the consequence 
of letting it lie undeveloped. Within us 
all lies some talents awaiting to be de- 
veloped. Before each one of us is our 
life's work but preparation is necessary 
to fit us to perform it well. The years 
spent in school is the time when we 
store up energy to be used in later years, 
and without this preparation one is seri- 
ously handicapped in his life's work. In 
youth is the time to prepare for future 
usefulness. It has been said, "Side- 
tracked by ignorance for the lack of a 
a little more preparation" would be a 
htting epitaph over the grave of many 
a failure. It is in later years when the 
period of preparation is almost past that 
we lament the" lack of preparation and 
the many lost opportunities because of 

How often do we hear the familiar 
statement — It is to expensive to educate. 
If we could only reverse the statement 
in the hearts of every one and say — it is 
bevond a monev valuation to miss the 

opportunity. Then indeed we would re- 
echo the words of Solomon in Prov. 8: 
10-11, and say "Receive my instruction 
and not silver ; and knowledge rather 
than choice gold. For wisdom is better 
than rubies and all the things that may 
be desired are not to be compared to it." 

Dr. Van Ormer has truthfully said 
"We are too much in a hurry to begin 
our life's work. We take too little time 
for preparation. The lowly Nazarene 
was in the period of preparation for 
thirty years and worked only three and 
one-half years and yet who will say His 
life was not well spent." Could we not 
take a lesson from this and spend more 
time in preparation, not only in school 
but at the feet of the Great Teacher 
Christ Jesus. For after all, all know- 
ledge is lost that does not lead to Christ 
and to eternal life in the end. Then 
with all you get be sure that you get 
Christ as your personal Saviour for 
"What will it profit a man if he gain the 
whole world and lose his own soul?" 

One great need today is a better knowl- 
edge of God's Work. Read it more; 
make better use of such opportunities 
as this Bible Term offers; study it more 
in the home; pray and meditate over it 
more so that our souls may be as boun- 
teously fed as our bodies and a rich 
harvest of blessing will be our reward. 
Besides, it is only after we know the ways 
of truth that we can walk in them and 
lack of knowledge of his law, which is 
found in every home, will not excuse 
any one in that Great Dav. Then may 
we strive to know more of his word and 
knowing may we have a willing mind 
and heart to follow where he leads even 
to the uttermost parts ot the earth, and 
tinally to mansions of glory. 

Now we come to the second part of 
this topic. We educate for the benefit 
of others. "None of us liveth to him- 
himself," Rom. 14:7. Neither in a 
spiritual or temporal way do we live 
alone. We owe something to those 
around us, whether in the home, in 


school, or in public life. We are con- 
stantly giving some inspiration, some 
help or some hindrances to our neighbor. 
Do we realize the importance of being 
prepared to give the right assistance at 
the right time? Take the home for 
example. How much does one member 
rightfully expect from another? Im- 
agine mother providing for herself and 
giving to each member the same priv- 
ilege. There would be no service one 
for the other, but, oh, what would be 
left of home as we think of it now! Love 
would be gone, sympathy would be lack- 
ing, union and order could not be found 
and all the joy of service would resound 
in empty souls. Here our education 
does not come so much from school but 
we need it all the same. 

We need preparation so that we may 
minister to the temporal needs of others. 
Did we ever stop to consider what it 
means to the physical as well as to the 
mental side of the home that mother 
should know how to cook. This may seem 
new yet it is as old as the race. We be- 
come much like our diet and then it fol- 
lows as night the day that diets that 
have a bad efiect on the stomach have a 
similar effect on the disposition, and that 
means the same effect on the serenity of 
the home life. We are truly in need of 
more education, more simplicity along 
this line. 

Then again the caring for sick in the 
home. Who of us have not felt a pang 
at heart when some one was ill that we 
might only know what would be the best 
to do. Often the simplest means at 
hand would answer well if we only knew. 
But this we can all do. We can train the 
tongue to give a sympathetic word; the 
hand to give the kindly touch and the 
ever willingness of mind to do what is in 
our power, without a frown or a murmur. 
Painters can paint and poets can sing but 
nothing can give expression to a mother's 
love as she tenderly nurses an ailing 
child. JNothingis burdensome, nothing 
tiresome,for all is love. Where could we 

find a more beautiful lesson to learn than 
this one from mother? 

Then again we educate that we may 
give to others higher ideals of life. Some 
one has said: "There is nothing which 
helps us to feel that our lives have been 
worth living as the humble but grateful 
consciousness that we have helped some 
other soul to fulfill its destiny." If 
our preparation though it covered years 
would fit us to save one soul would it be 
in vain? Ah, no! not when a soul is 
worth more than the whole world. How 
important then that we especially pre- 
pare ourselves along the line of saving 
souls. Paul says: Tim. 2:15, "Study to 
show thyself approved unto God, a work- 
man that needeth not to be ashamed, 
rightly dividing the word of Truth." 
Again we have in I Peter 8:15 "But 
sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: 
and be ready aKvays to give an answer 
to every man that asketh you a reason 
of the hope that is in you with meekness 
and fear." May we strive to be always 
ready to give the encouraging word, the 
sympathetic look, the helping hand to 
fallen humanity and raise them to the 
level of Christian manhood and woman- 
hood in Christ Jesus. 

Last but not least we educate for the 
nations yet unborn. Do we ever think 
of what we owe to our children! We 
owe to them healthy bodies, sound 
minds, good intellects, and cheerful dis- 
positions. We need to educate our- 
selves along tne lines of weakness in our 
own lives and thus avoid them in the 
disposition of our children. 

The health of the nation at large is in 
danger. The death rate is far too high, 
partly because of neglect on the part of 
parents. We live too much in closed 
houses day and night, shutting out God's 
pure air and sunshine, and what is the 
result. The White Plague is advancing 
at an alarming rate endangering the lives 
of this generation as well as those to 
follow. We need to educate here, — 
change our way of living, stamp out this 

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much dreaded disease and give our de- 
scendants strong healthy bodies as their 
rightful heritage. 

The moral side of the nation is rapidly 
sinking and something must be done to 
check the downward course. We need 
to live strictly upright lives, seek to do 
the right at all times, strengthen our in- 
dividual character to such an extent 
that unborn souls may feel the influence. 

And what of the intellectual side. The 
echo has scarcely died out from, "Don't 
educate the girls for they can keep house 
without it," but what of the mothers? 

O wonderful power, how little understood 
Entrusted to the mothers mind alone, 
To fashion genius, from a soul for good, 
Inspire a West, or train a Washington. 

Educate the mothers whose influence 
overshadows the embryouic life when 
impressions are made that neither 
prayers nor intercessions can avail to 
change. Napoleon says "The future 
destiny of the child is always the work 
of the mother." 

Catherine E. Beecher says, "Woman 
has never waked to her highest destinies 
and holiest hopes. She has yet to learn 
the purifying and blessed influence she 
may gain and maintain over the intellect 
and affections of the human mind. 
Though she may not teach from the 
portico, nor thunder from the forum, in 
her secret retirements she may form and 
send forth the sages that shall govern 
and renovate the world. Though she 
may not gird herself for bloody conflict, 
nor sound the trumpet of war, she may 
enwrap herself in the panoply of heaven, 
and send the thrill of benevolence 
through a thousind youthful hearts." 

"Though she may not enter the list in 
legal collusion, nor sharpen her intellect 
amid the passions and hush up the dis- 
cords and conflicts of life. Though she 
may not be clothed as an ambassador of 
heaven, nor minister at the altar of God, 
as a secret angei of mercy she may teach 
His will, and cause to ascend the humble, 

but most accepted sacrifice." 

Then I repeat, educate the mothers, 
giving to them power to rightly fulfill 
the high calling of motherhood and be- 
stow higher ideals upon the nations yet 

Mary Stayer Gboff. 

Woman's Work for Woman in India 
"Having no hope and without Cod in 
the world." What a pitiful condition! 
And yet this is true of numbers of women 
in India shut away in their homes, with 
no opportunity of hearing of the Savior 
who loves them, unless missionary women 
go and tell them. 

The field for woman's work among 
the women of India is great for several 
reasons Eirst, because of the vast 
numbers. There are in India, more than 
eighty million women, in fact about as 
many as the whole population of the 
United States. Nearly all of these 
women are living in the pitiable condi- 
of this now Christian, idolatrous land, 
where truth and true mercy are unknown 
and equalitv of sex is not recognized. 
She knows no freedom, but is wholly 
subject to man from childhood to old 
age. But even more pitiable is the fact 
that there exist in India twenty-three 
million widows, who are the outcasts of 
society, where they are held in worse 
slavery than any negro ever was held in 
the South. The Indian widow's life, we 
have reason to believe, is the saddest life 
in existence. When her husband dies 
she is supposed to be responsible for his 
death, as having committed some sin. 
She is the object of general contempt. 
Her's is a hard lot. If a Brahmin meets 
a widow first of all when he goes out in 
the morning he thinks his good luck for 
the day is gone, and he will call her bad 
names, ask her insolent questions, or 
spit at 'her. Widowhood is regarded as 
a curse from God because of some sin 
committed either in this present or some 
former life. So if God curse, why should 
men pity? If a man be dying it is not 


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usually allowable to let the wife, the 
future widow, be in the room. Before 
the body is removed the village barber 
is called, the widow is shorn of all her, 
long hair. And she must keep her head 
shaven from that day forth. Then she 
is clothed in coarse garments and when 
the corpse is removed she stays in the 
house a Hindoo widow, despised by all, 
aud pitied by none. She passed a dreary 
childhood to womanhood, having to do 
all the washing for the household, the 
cleaning of the drinking vessels and 
cooking utensils, and other menial duties. 
She also has to perform the ceremony of 
worshiping the spirit of her dead hus- 
band, at which a priest comes to officiate. 
Is it any wonder that the widows in 
days gone by, before the British govern- 
ment interfered, laid themselves down 
on their husband's funeral pile to be 
burned with them? Indeed, such scenes 
of injustice exist, that in America we 
would not tolerate for one moment. 

When a few thousand negroes were 
held as slaves in the South, our nation 
arose to suppress the injustice, sparing 
nothing to accomplish its end. Millions 
of dollars were spent and thousands of 
heroes lost . their i lives. But there are 
many worlds of injustice and slavery yet 
to conquer, whose fields are a thousand, 
times more difficult, and whose needs 
call for more dollars and more heroes 
than these. The world of injustice is 
looking to us for freedom. What shall 
we do? Shall we send them our soldier 
boys to break the chains of slavery? 
Ah, no. "Who overcomes by force 
hath overcome but half his foe." The 
force that breaks these fetters must be 
mightier than all the combined forces of 
the military world. The only force that 
can accomplish this heroic result, is the 
power of the Almighty One using the 
hand of woman. But, you may ask, 
"Why the hand of woman?" Because 
of her unlimited influence. It is the 
mother who moulds the child, the child 
who forms the home, the home that 

forms the nation. Thus, to reach the 
heart of the nation, the mother must be 
reached. The standard of heathen 
womanhood. must be raised, or much of 
the other efforts wilL be lost; and who, as 
well as women, can reach the heart of the 
mother, especially in India? Many mis- 
sionary women today are engaged in re- 
form movements among the women of 
India. The most notable movement, we 
believe, on record, in behalf of these, un- 
fortunated women of India is that estab- 
lished by Pundita Ramabai, whose name 
is so often referred to in missionary 
literature. Doubtless many who are 
present this afternoon are 1 already 
familiar with the history, of her won- 
derful achievements among these unfor- 
tunate women. She herself being an 
Indian widow, and understanding the 
lamentable conditions, chose "Work for 
Indian Widows" as her held of labor.; 
With this in view, she founded a 
widow's home. The work began on a 
small basis, but under the fostering 
touch of her womanly hand it grew 
steadily in usefulness, and the number 
of inmates increased from year to year. 
She began in Mar. 1889 with only two in- 
mates; in 1892 there were 48, including 
30 widows; in 1896 there were 57, which 
number in 1897 had increased to 75. 
When the fearful famine of 1897 arose, 
Kamabai extended her efforts to reach 
the famine stricken widows and girls of 
Central India. During a tour in the 
Central Provinces, she found many 
young widows and deserted wives not 
only starving, but in great moral danger, 
owing to their distress and helplessness. 
From these waifs of famine she gathered 
during repeated visits, nearly 500, in- 
cluding many young girls . who were 
neither widows nor deserted wives. 
Some were distributed among different 
missions and others went to her Widow's 
Home. The girls gathered in this home 
are portrayed as at first "nothing but. 
skeletons, and wild like the beasts of the 
jungle." Butwhilein this home they are 



trained, and large numbers are brought 
to a saving knowledge of Christ. Who 
can estimate the physical, intellectual, 
and spiritual blessings which may result 
from the efforts of this noble-hearted 
woman. Kamabai, remember, is but a 
native of India, and a widow at that with 
heathen ancestry, but she has given us 
a wonderful example of what may be 
done by women who are willing to give 
their whole heart and soul to the sav- 
ing and betteringof heathen womanhood. 

The woman of our enlightened land 
can only in a very small measure com- 
prehend the deplorable condition in 
which the women of India are forced to 
live. If there is a class of people on 
earth that owe a debt of gratitude to 
tiod it is the woman of Christian lands. 

Considering the lives of Indian women 
in exclusion of the widows, we find a 
large number who may rightfully be re- 
garded as slaves, especially among the 
Hindoos. They are not only denied 
equal rights with the men, but are re- 
garded as having no claim to any rights 
or feelings at all. The Hindoo wife is 
not allowed to eat with her own hus- 
band; her duty is to wait upon her hus- 
band while he is eating and to eat what 
he has left. If they have any children, 
the boys eat with their father, and, after 
they have done, the girls eat with their 
mother. And this custom exists not 
only among the lower classes, but among 
every class of Hindoos in different part* 
of India. If a party are going anywhere 
on a visit, the men always walk first, the 
women humbly follow; the wife never 
so far forgets her place as to walk side 
by side with her husband. Worse than 
all this is the circumstance that women 
are unable to read, and are not allowed 
to learn. They are kept wholly ignorant 
of all that tends to elevate. 

Here in America if any of the family 
become Christians it is a generally ac- 
cepted truth that the wife or mother 
accept Christ first, then we have hope of 
the husband and family following her in 

the good way. But in India the wife and 
mother is kept in ignorance and it is 
harder for her to rid herself of supersti- 
tion than for any other member of the 

Many of the women, especially among 
the higher classes of Mohammedans and 
Hindoos, live in zenanas, houses of 
seclusion for women. Their condition 
in these zenanas is one of virtual impris- 
onment. Their horizon of thought and 
activity naturally becomes very narrow. 
One woman who speaks from experience 
with these secluded women, say that 
their intellect becomes so dwarfed that 
a woman of twenty or thirty is more 
like a child. And besides fostering ig- 
norance, it is conducive to many evils. 

(T<> Be Continued in next issue). 

Bible Term Teachers. 

Prof. Beahm's series of talks on "The 
Doctrine of Man" given at 9:20 a. in., 
was a rich treat to those who were per- 
mitted to hear them. 

At 10:00 a. m Brother S. Hertzler in 
his practical way interpreted the Epistle 
to the Hebrews. 

Brother J. Kurtz Miller very efficiently 
taught lessons from Philemon in the 
forenoon, and in the afternoon directed 
the study of the Book of Acts, demon- 
strating his grasp of Bible knowledge in 
general and of the Acts in particular. 
We always welcome Brother Miller. 

At 11.20 a. at., Prof. Es helm an very 
convincingly argued his subject of 
"Missions," and substantiated his argu- 
ments by saying that hail he any chil- 
dren of his own, it would tie his greatest 
joy to give them to the Lord as mission- 

The 1:00 p. m. period was ably tilled 
by L. Margaret Haas who showed the 
necessity of a course in "Teacher Train- 
ing" for those desiring to be successful 
in Sunday School work. 

At 1:40 p. m. Prof. Wampler taught 
the power of Song in religious worship. 



.Library Notes. — December. 

Books added to the College Library 
during December are as follows: 

From Congressional Library — Report 
of the Commissioners of Education 
(Vol. I, 1907.) 

From Miss Luella Fogelsanger — Trans- 
lations and Reprints from Sources of 
European History. (Vol. 4, No. 3.) 

From Dr. A. B. VanOrmer — Christian 
Missionaries and Social Progress, (Vols. 
2 and 3.) Longe's Apperception. 

From Bible Class Fund — The Teach- 
er's Commentary, Peloubet. 

From Library Fund — Anthon's Dic- 
tionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities; 
Blisse's, The Missionary Enterprise, The 
Expositor's Bible, (26 vols.) 

L. D. Rose, Librarian. 

.Library Notes — January. 

The following books were received at 
the Library during January : 

From the Library Fund — Two Cen- 
turies of the Church of the Brethren ; 
Classic Myths of English Literature, 
Gayley ; The World Almanac 1909; A 
History of the Brethren in Virginia, 

From Dr. N. C. Scbaeffer — Pennsylva- 
nia Report Superintendent of Public In- 
struction, 1908. 

From Friends of Missionary Reading 
Circle — Christian Missions and Social 
Progress. (Vol. 1.) 

From Dr. D. C. Reber — The Passing 
of the Saloon, Hammell. 

From C. F. Yoeder — God's Means of 
Grace, Yoder. 

From I. N. Johns — Reference Passage 

From Congressional Librarian — Report 
of the Commissioner of Education, Vol. 
2, 1907. 

From the Sunday Bible Class Fund — 
Saint Matthew, Cambridge University 

From the Librarian — The Heart Side 
of God, Keigwin. 

L. D. Rose, Librarian. 


The many friends of our student teacher, 
Ralph VV. Schlosser, will be glad to learn 
of him gradual recovery from the dreaded 
disease pneumonia. His mother was 
here two weeks as nurse, and part of the 
time his father, too was here. "The 
sacrificing spirit of a good mother," says 
Lew Wallace, "is second only to that of 
our Savior." God help us to rightly 
appreciate our mothers, and fathers as 

Mr. Jacob McCallister of New Danville, 
Lane. Co., has broken ground for a new, 
double, brick and frame house, right a- 
side of Mr. Irvin Stauff'er's new home. 
Mr. and Mrs. McAllister who are the 
parents of Mrs. Stauffer will move to 
Elizabethtown in March. They will live 
with their daughter until their new 
house is finished. 

Louis Beahm, youngest daughter of 
Prof, and Mrs. Beahm is now about six 
weeks old. They now have five girls 
and one boy. 

The many talks given in chapel during 
the Bible Term were interesting and en- 
couraging to student and teacher. 

Bro. W. M. Howe, who was engaged 
in Bible Work at Juniata in January, 
suddenly dropped in and conducted our 
Chapel exercises one morning during 
Bible Term. 

Abraham Lincoln was a friend of the 
oppressed, who praticed and advised 
total abstinence from the use of intoxi- 
cating liquors, and declared a few days 
before his assassination: "After recon- 
struction, the next great struggle will be 
for the overthrow of the liquor traffic." 

Of the many persons who enrolled 
during the Bible Term, the youngest 
whose name appears on the roll is John 
Buffenmyer Jr., who was then 9 weeks 




Lincoln Exercises. 

In honor of the one hundredth anni- 
versary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln 
a short program was rendered at the 
College on Friday morning, Feb. 12. It 
consisted of music appropriate to the 
occasion, and readings from what other 
men have said on Lincoln. The com- 
memoration ode by Lowell was read and 
also one of Lincoln's favorite poems, 
"Oh, Why Should the Spirit of Mortal 
be Proud?" In the words of Lincoln it 
was "altogether titting and proper that 
we should do this" for he deserves the 
honor given him and we do well to hal- 
low his sacred memory. The exercises 
were as follows: 

Song — America. 

H. L. Smith — Lincoln's Birthday. 

Grace Hopple — Majestic in his Indi- 

Ralph Meckley — Greatness of his 

C. A. Schwenk — Lincoln as a Cavalier 
and Puritan. 

Emma Miller — Lincoln, the Tender 

Mark Koyer-Close of Second Inaugural 

Emma Buckwalter — Letter to Mrs. 

B. F. Waltz — On leaving Springfield for 

Minnie Rittgers-Commemoration Ode. 

Song, Columbia, God Preserve Thee Free 

Ralph Garrett — His Four Children. 

Ella Young — Lincoln's Temperance 

Elizabeih Kline — Oh, Why Should the 
Spirit of Mortal be Proud? 

Sayings of Lincoln — Mable Nye, Grace 
Rowe, Elizabeth Souders, Bertba Erb, 
Gertrude Miller, Emma Smith, Martin 
Brandt, Paul Gish, Laban Leiter, Joshua 
Reber, Jos. A. Smith. 

What Great Men say of Lincoln — 
Miles Roth, Cecil Smith, Wm. Melhasian, 

Edith Fngle, Warren Miller, Harry 
Longenecker, Andrew Hollinger, Francis 

Agnes George— Poem on Lincoln. 
Presentation of Picture of Lincoln. 
Dr. Reber— The Cenotaph. 
Speeches by Profs. Beahm and Ober. 
Song— Battle Hymn of the Republic. 

Presentation Speech. 

(Read by the Chairman) 

I am sorry that it is deemed unwise 
on account ot ill health tor me to person- 
ally take part in this Lincoln program. 
I congratulate all who have done their 
part so well. I am an ardent admirer of 
Abraham Lincoln; and that I may show 
this admiration in a substantial way, I 
present to the College this framed por- 
trait of Lincoln. I request that it be 
hung in the College Library, and trilst 
that our students, teachers and friends 
who look upon this picture, may be in- 
spired to cultivate all the excellent 
virtues which that noble face suggests. 
Very sincerely, 

Elizabeth Myer. 

Prof. Ober's Lecture. 

The third regular number of the Col- 
lege lecture course was given on Tuesday 
evening, February 16, by Prof. H. K. 
Ober. In his usual pleasing manner and 
kindly spirit, he stood up with true 
courage even though he said be felt like 
giving "eight cents for a substitute." 
His subject was "An Evening With the 
Poets." He read many beautiful poems 
from Longfellow, Lowell, Holmes, Riley, 
and others. He presented many good 
thoughts from them which he applied to 
our every day lives. While it was Prof. 
Ober's first appearance before an Eliza- 
bethtown audience as a lecturer, yet we 
feel that no one was disappointed in him 
and would gladly welcome him again. 

L. M. S. 




A Christian Philosopher Dies. 

(Too late for February issue.) 

On Monday, January 18th, C. H. 
Balsbaugh, the great pen preacher of 
Hanoverdale, Pa., closed his eyes in the 
sleep of death. He was born April 16, 
1881 at Spring Creek, Dauphin Co., Pa., 
near Derry Church. His great-grand- 
father George Balsbaugh came from Ger- 
many, from the part known as Pfalz 
near a beautiful German stream or bach, 
so that he was originally Pfalz baugh, 
whence we have the present name Bals- 
baugh. His grand-father was Valentine 

One of his brothers founded the Leb- 
anon Valley College. His grand-father 
was a minister and elder, called the 
"Weeping Preacher." His father was 
a deacon, and also three of his brothers. 
His mother's virgiuia name was Eliza- 
beth Longenecker, born near Manheim, 
Lane. Co., Pa., whose life was radiant 
with the "beauty of holiness." She was 
a tender-hearted, weeping but cheerful 
saint. Brother Balsbaugh became a 
school teacher at the age of nineteen. 
He attended school at Harrisburg Acad- 
emy, Gettysburg; Freeland Seminary, 
Montgomery Co., Pa.; and later was a 
student at the Hygiec-theropeutis Col- 
lege, New York City. He was baptized 
into the Church of the Brethren by 
Elder Price, in the Schuylkill river at 
Port Providence, June 13, 1852. 

He came of sturdy stock, noted for 
strength and physique, and yet he was 
frail, intense, and delicately organized 
from birth. 

His mother could not write, and by 
prenatal influence he was endowed 
passionately with the genius of writing. 
He delighted to call himself the "Pen 
Preacher." His pen preached power- 
fully. His keen insight into the laws of 
health and hygienic living was the means 
of prolonging his life to a ripe age, and 
enabling him to do much work. 

His mind was truly that of the "Chris- 
tain Philosopher." His imagination 
was as clear as crystal. His discrimina- 
tion was as exact as geometry. His 
scope of vision penetrated the heavens 
beyond the milky way, and the hidden 
mysteries of the spiritual almost equal 
to Saint Paul. 

The English language yielded to the 
presence of his pen, as the aspen leaf or 
the Judeau reed bent and bowed to the 
breeze. His flow of language, rhetoric, 
logic and scripture against sin was ter- 
rific. His exposition of divine truth 
was masterly, even wonderful. His 
arguments were gushing and overwhelm- 
ing. Beauty, logic and conviction fairly 
spurted from his pen. 

The intensity of his organism, the ten- 
derness of his heart, and the fierceness 
of his logic, and the exhuberance of his 
speech came like the outbursts of thun- 
der and lightning, or volcanic eruption, 
for his mind was a wierd and strange 
combination of beauty and sublimity, of 
simplicity and mystery, of steadiness 
and exhuberance. In thought he was 
intense, and his expression exclamatory. 
Heoombined the profound and the hor- 
tatory. His delicately organized mind 
and body rendered him capable of the, 
intensest suffering; but at the same time 
the keenest and and most spiritual en- 
joyment. By this abiding faith and 
great spirituality he lived in the very 
Shekinah of the "Holy of Holies," and 
despite his frailty and almost constant 
agony of body, he yet lived on the 
mountain top of sunshine and serenity. 

In personal appearance he was tall, 
straight, and stately, and moved with 
the ease of a spirit. And while his voice 
often left him, yet when in normal con- 
dition, it was marvelous for sweetness, 
melody, and intonation. His hair was 
strong; his eye was bright, flashing and 
piercing, and radiant with beauty and 

He was married twice. His second 
wife who survives evidently was, in the 



mind of the writer, a benediction to him. 
She understood and was a helpmate in- 
deed. He was a popular writer in scien- 
tific, literary and religious periodicals. 
He had much correspondence with the 
Literati of America and Europe. His 
"Glimpses of Jesus," a volume of 431 
pages completed by Elder T. T. Myers, 
with introduction by Elder D. L. Miller, 
and autobiography, should be in every 
home of the Brethren, aud in thousands 
of others. 

He was an ardent friend of Elizabeth- 
town College. He donated a number of 
valuable books to our library. He wrote 
many letters of inspiration to the mem- 
bers of the Faculty and friends of the 

His niece, Elizabeth Zortman, who at- 
tended school here, opened his heart 
more fully toward our Institution of 

The writer of these few lines so feebly 
expressed has many letters from Bro. 
Balsbaugh. It was his pleasure to visit 
the sainted home repeatedly and unhes- 
itatingly; and without fear of hurting 
any living person. 1 venture the asser- 
tion that he had the most comprehen- 
sive view of spiritual truth aud the keen- 
est insight into the spirituality of the 
Bible of any person 1 ever met. Surely 
Bro. C. H. Balsbaugh deserves a crown 
Oi' glory, and the Lord will reward him 
with it, and put upon him even a "weight 
of glory.'" 

His life is an object lesson in the tri- 
umph of Faith. I. N. H. Beahm. 

Resolutions of Sympathy. 

Whereas, Our Heavenly Father in His 
infinite wisdom, has seen fit to remove 
from this world C. H. Balsbaugh who 
was a prominent lay member of the 
Brethren Church, a religious philosopher, 
a vigorous writer and who has always 
been a strong supporter and contributor 
to our College, Be it 

Resolved, That we the faculty and 
students of Elizabethtown College do 

hereby tender sympathies to the berea- 
ved widow and relations of the deceased. 

Resolved, That we commend all the 
sorrowing friends to their Father in 
Heaveu who helps to bear all griefs and 
soothes all sorrows. 

Resolved, That a copy of these reso- 
lutions be sent to the bereaved family 
and be published in the "Elizabethtown 
Herald," "Elizabethtown Chronicle" 
and "Our College Times." 

{ H. K. Oder. 
Com. -J Estella V. Fkantz, 

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Tribute of Respect. 

Whereas under the direction of an all- 
wise Providence, the Death Angel has 
entered the home of our friend and 
patron Eld. Allen Bucher, and summoned 
the little daughter, Mary, the object of 
the most tender care and solicitude on 
the part of the parents, and, 

Whereas the family circle will greatly 
miss the little life that has been so 
wafted to the school less more. 

Therefore be it resolved, 1st That we 
the faculty and students of Elizabeth- 
town College, extend our heartfelt sym- 
pathy to the bereaved family in their 
deep affliction. 

-nd That a copy of these resolutions 
be sent to the bereaved family and also 
published in Our College Times. 

f L. Margaret Haas, 
Com. William F. Christman, 
(a. P. Geib. 

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All hail, Happy Spring-time ! ! 

This is the seasou when practical hy- 
giene is most necessary. The damp 
ground and cool stones seem inviting to 
the students; the first breath of the south 
wind tempts them to throw off coats and 
wraps. The teacher must take the place 
of mother and father as guardian of 
the student's health. Blessed is the 
teacher who is equal to the emergency. 
— Physiology Journal. 

Let the student feel from the power of 
your personal character that the doer is 
better than her deeds, that your art of 
living is finer than your artof teaching. — 
P. Journal. 

Plant trees ! On Arbor Day if you can, 
but still — plant trees. 

Why Plant Trees ? 

No child in the Commonwealth should 
pass through school without learning the 
value of trees, the importance of tree- 
planting,and the effect of the destruction 
of forests upon the fertility of the land. 
Within the memory of men now living, 
one-sixth of the area of Pennsylvania 
has been changed from a timbered to a 
treeless condition. The work of restora- 

tion should follow the forces of destruc- 
tion which man has invoked against our 
forests. The rising generation should be 
taught how to plant trees and care for 
them, how to select and grow trees for 
fruit, for shade, for ornament, and ho>v 
to enjoy the trees of the field, the forest, 
and the park. 

When Kepler discovered the laws of 
planetary motion he exclaimed in ecsta- 
sy, "O God, I think Thy thoughts after 
Thee." The pupil who learns to think 
the thoughts which the Creator has ex- 
pressed in all His works, is learning to 
think divine thoughts. .Not only the 
fruits and the foliage that grow upon the 
trees, and the birds that lodge therein 
should appeal to the pupil's heart and 
mind, but he should also learn to observe 
how trees grow, how they add fertility 
to the land, how they help to make 
beautiful the hills and the valleys, and 
how they can be best utilized to adorn 
the public park, as well as the grounds 
around the home and the school house. 
The pupil who begins to see the beauty of 
the landscape, to understand the laws of 
vegetation, and to grasp the thoughts 
which are everywhere enshrined in na- 
ture, is learning to think Cod's thoughts 
and to enjoy the things of the higher 
life.— Dr. N. C. Sheatfer. 


.Local Option .Law ? 

Last March, the Temperance Commit- 
tee of the Church of the Brethren of 
Elizabeth town consisting of the follow- 
ing, — Mrs. G. N. Falkenstein, Mary 
Hess, Martha Martin, Elizabeth Myer 
and A. G. Longeueeker — suggested that 
the Elizabeth town church ask the Dis- 
trict Meeting of Eastern Pa., to petition 
the State Legislature to pass a Local Op- 
tion Law. The Elizabethtown Church 
decided to do as suggested, and sent 
a paper to Rist. Meeting which read as 
follows : 

Elizabethtown, Pa., Mar. 12, '08 

We, the Elizabethtown Church, ask 
District Meeting of 1908, to petition our 
Legislature to enact a Local Option Law. 

Ans. — Decided that we so petition, and 
that the Officers of the Meeting decide 
whether only one of them, or all three, 
shall constitute a committee to carry 
such petition to the Legislature. 

The officers of the meeting were elders 
I. W. Taylor, I. N. H. Beahm and G. N. 
Falkenstein. These three brethren hear- 
ing that there would be a public meeting 
held by The Law and Order Committee 
of the .State Legislature in Harrisburg on 
Thursday evening, February 24th, for 
the purpose of hearing any appeals from 
different organizations on the Local Op- 
tion question, accordingly appeared at 
this meeting and decided that Brother 
Beahm should be spokesman. 

Bro. Beahm's opening remarks were, — 
"Mr. Chairman, and Members of the 
Law and Order Committee: — I like the 
name of this Committee. Pope says, 
'Order is heaven's first law.' They have 
Local Option up there.— We want Local 
Option down here."' 

With these aptly spoken words, Bro. 
Beahm seemed to capture his audience, 
and followed with strong pleas for Local 
Option. Among other prominent speak- 
ers of the evening were, Dr. Geo. Keed, 
of Dickinson College, who represented 
the citizenship of Pa., Pep. Morrison, 

who tried to show the constitutionality 
of the bill; Mrs. Florence Richard of 
Leipsic, Ohio, who has national fame as 
a representative of the W. C. T. U.; 
Rev. Mr. Nicholson, who represented 
the Anti-Saloon League, and others whose 
names we shall not mention. 

The many friends of the Local Option 
Bill no doubt were much disappointed 
to learn that the bill was defeated on 
Tuesday evening, March 9th, bv a vote 
of 187 to 67, four members not voting. 

May we as workers in the temperance 
cause, not be discouraged by this defeat, 
but let us work the more earnestly in 
trying to eradicate the curse of strong 

Education of the Negro. 

Our indifference to the call for the ed- 
ucation of the colored race was brought 
to our consciousness by a visit from Rev. 
Z. A. Jones, Educational Secretary of 
Friendship Industrial College, located at 
Rock Hill,S. C. Rev. Jones is a cultured 
and courteous colored man. In an ad- 
dress to the students and teachers he 
explained the nature of the work done 
at Friendship College for the education 
of the negroes of the South. We hope 
that the day is not far distant when we 
of the white race will feel it our duty 
and privilege to contribute funds to fur- 
ther the cause of education among the 
colored people. 

Paul Edward Reberisa bright little boy 
who has lately come to grace the home 
of Dr. and Mrs. Reber. Horace and 
Ruth are pleased with him, and refuse 
to give him up at any price. 

A meeting of the Executive Committee 
of the Alumni Association is called at 
the College at 2:00 p. m., Saturday, 
April 17. All members of the committee 
are desired to be present. A report of 
the meeting will be given in a later num- 



Spr'ng is Coming. 

Spring is coming up the valleys, now the 
grasses hear her tread, 

And the little sleeping rootlets nod each 
hidden, drowsy head. 

Mother Nature's looms are weaving 
dresses tine of every hue, 

For the daffodils the yellow, for the wind- 
flower soft, pale blue. 

All the pansy scouts are watching for the 
enemy's retreat; 

With the sun and wind against him, 
how can Winter help defeat? 

— Ninette M. Lowater. 

Problems of the City. 

Paper read during Bible Term. 

The city has its problems and great 
big ones, too. The mission worker in the 
city is confronted with conditions not 
found in country districts or the smaller 

One of the problems of the city is how 
to deal successfully with the foreign popu- 
lation. Charles Stelzle of New York 
City, an authority on social conditions, 
gave the following statistics in the Sun- 
day School Times, recently. 

'•According to the census of 11)00, the 
100 cities in the United States having at 
least 25,000 inhabitants have a foreign- 
born population of twenty-six per cent, 
and contain one-half the foreign-born 
population of the entire country. This 
does not include the children of foreign- 
born parents, and these children are a 
greater problem than the foreigner him- 
self. Among these is found a greater 
percentage of lawlessness and crime than 
is found among the immigrants who 
come to our shores." 

It is said that New York City increases 
in population 316 persons every day. 
1,524,000 of its population were born in 
foreign lauds; 1,687,000 are native-born 
though of foreign parents. 

Does your heart go out to those who 
know not the Gospel in its purity? Then 

your field has come to you. Here are 
some astonishing facts. There are more 
Italians in New York than in Rome. 
There are more Germans in New York 
than in Hamburg. There are more Ger- 
mans in New York than in any city of 
Germany except Berlin. There are twice 
as many Irish in New York as in Dublin. 
There are in New York ten times as many 
Jews as in Palestine. New York City is 
the chief Jewish capital of the world, 
having 800,000 Hebrews. 

From Mr. Stelzle's article, we find that 
in New York sixty-six languages are 
spoken, fifty newspapers are published 
in foreign languages, and in one school 
in Mulberry Bend, twenty-nine nationali- 
ties are represented. 

Having established the fact that the 
foreign element in our cities is very great, 
we can give the following causes: 
1st — -Jewish persecution in Europe. 
2nd — Military laws abroad. 
3rd — Hard times in foreign countries. 
4th — Low rate ol travel. Inducements 
are thrown out by steamship companies 
to bring foreigners to this land. As a 
result of these conditions, the great city 
problem is how to meet the change of 
population. If let alone, it might be 
solved, but there is a constant influx of 
immigration. Sometimes in one week 
20,000 immigrants arrive. It has truly 
been stated that the chuich must be 
aggressive or she will be retrogressive. 
We must Christianize or we will be 

What makes the work more difficult, 
wherever there is concentration of one 
nationality in a city, there is dispersion 
of another. For instance, the Italians 
coming into one section drive out the 
Germans. Tnere is a tendency to group 
themselves according to nationality. 
Mission workers are likely to get dis- 
couraged with these shifting, changing 
conditions, but the church must study 
and meet these conditions. She cannot 
afford to turn away from them. She 
must adapt her methods to meet the 


conditions and get results. 

In tbe article already referred to, the 
author says "Peter preached to a cos- 
mopolitan crowd at Pentecost .... 
What message shall be spoken to this 
modern Babel'.' It must have in it the 
salutation, 'Men and Brethren,' not 
'Pago' nor 'Sheeny,' nor 'Hunky,' 
but 'brother.' It must be the language 
of love, — the language which all can 
speak, through eye and hand grasp and 
voice, if not in tongue. 

It may be the language ot music, 
which all can understand. It may be 
the talk of the stereopticou picture. It 
may be through the medium of service 
for their little children wliom they love, 
and in whose behalf they gladly sacrifice 
and suffer. It may be through the use of 
literature printed in their native 

We dare not ignore the fact that right 
here at our door is the one who is naked, 
because he knows not the robe of Christ's 
righteousness; the one who is hungry, 
for he has not vet tasted of the Bread of 
Life; the one who is sick, for the soul in 
sin knows not the saving health of the 
Gospel; the one in prison, yea bound 
hand and foot by the powers of dark- 

There was a missionary who success- 
fully coped with the city problem, Paul 
the Master Christian. He stands easily 
first of all New Testament personages. 
Moses leads in the Old Testament. It is 
worthy of our thought that Moses, the 
great leader in the Old Testament and 
Paul, (he greatest man in the New Testa- 
ment were both highly educated. Moses 
was versed in all the wisdom and learn- 
ing of the Egyptians. Paul was educated 
in the Greek philosophy, Greek poetry, 
and by Israel's most renowned teacher, 
Gamaliel. Added to his regular educa- 
tion was his education in actual service. 
God will use (he trained thinker, the 
trained worker in His held to-day, if 
such are willing to dedicate their talents 

to Him, that He may consecrate them to 
His service. Some one sees a modern 
Antioch in Paris, the pleasure loving city 
of France; in the turbulent city of 
Chicago, the modern Ephesus; in cul- 
tured Boston the modern Athens; in 
commercial Mew York we have Corinth; 
and in mighty London, the great Rome. 
Where is a Paul, with tireless energy to 
meet the need of these great centres of 
population, these cities with their seeth- 
ing masses of human beings to be saved 
or lost for an eternity? 

The trained worker, with lovefor Jesus 
Christ and with love for his fellow man, 
his brother, may, yes will accomplish 
much, even under adverse circumstances. 
God will honor the faithful preaching of 
his word. 

We must be broad enough and big 
enough to open our hearts to these 
foreigners on our shores. Do you know 
it is the mark of the Gentile to love only 
our own? If ye love them that love you, 
what reward have you? Do not even 
the publicans the same? If ye salute 
your brethren only, what do ye more 
than others? Do not even the Gentiles 
the same? It is the mark of a Gentile to 
care only for our own. We must do 
more if we would be sons of our Father 
which is in heaven, for he makes hissuu 
to rise and rain to fall on both the evil 
and the good. 

We must remember that if we have the 
gospel it came after us, we didn't go after 
it. There may be some truth in the 
statement that the difficulty in the 
Christian life is that half of us sit in the 
gallery looking at the other half doing 
things. Let us come down from the 
gallery if we have been there, and swell 
the army of workers whose labor shall 
not be in vain, for "He that goeth forth 
and weepeth, bearing precious seed, 
shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, 
bringing his sheaves with him." 

L. Margaret Haas. 


Woman's Work for Woman in India. 
(Continued from March issue). 

It would be impossible for meu to en- 
gage in any kind of zenana work. It is 
a department of services appointed by 
Providence to Christian women, and in 
many parts of India there are zenana 
workers, cheerful, happy Christian 
women, who visit in the homes of the 
women who are not cheerful nor happy 
nor Christian, and carry to them the 
Gospel of light and love. These women 
are taught, however, that it is the prop- 
er way for woman to live, so a mission- 
ary lady is not always welcome there at 
first, but when they come to know, then 
her visits are always appreciated. 
"Woman's Work for Woman" we would 
emphasize again, is of the tirst impor- 
tance, for all over the world the mother- 
lessons are the first a child receives. 
Married or single, the influence of a de- 
voted missionary woman is recognized 
by all. Of course, a married woman has 
home duties of her own to claim part of 
her attention, while a single woman has 
not these. A married woman has a 
chance to demonstrate the true relation- 
ship of wife to husband, while among a 
people who think that girls must bemar- 
ried as children or go to the bad, a pure- 
minded, dignified unmarried woman, im- 
presses them with a new idea. Educated 
native gentlemen have often been quoted 
as saying, "We do not fear your preach- 
ing nor your books, but your women in 
our houses, and your doctor's by our 
sick, will do more to establish your re- 
ligion than anything else." 

There are many different phases of 
work for women on the mission held. 
We have alluded to the importance of 
doctors in the quotation just given. Do 
not for a moment think that this work 
is limited to the male sex. This profes- 
sion has been open to women for a num- 
ber of years, and they have proved 
themselves equal to the task. The board 
of foreign missions have sent out a num- 
ber of women physicians who have 

proved themselves where men could not. 
There is a great Held for the medical 
missionary who would devote herself to 
the work for the love of humanity, and 
through the body the door to the soul is 
often opened. Owing to the zenana life, 
the need of women physicians is far 
greater than it would otherwise be, for 
men are not permitted to appear in the 
presence of these women. A certain 
doctor states that he regards the work 
of women physicians among the widows 
and imprisoned inmates of the zenana 
as the greatest of all the blessings which 
the evangelical churches of America have 
conferred upon the people of India, for 
in numerous cases these women medical 
missionaries can accomplish in the lives 
of these unfortunate women that which 
can be brought about in no other way. 
Closely allied to this we have the mis- 
sionary nurse, and here, too, we have a 
great field. How many women are 
needed on the mission held to so into 
the homes of those who will not enter 
the hospital, and minister to their needs 
and comfort! What an untold amount of 
good could be accomplished in this 
heathen land if we had a large number 
of strong Christian women, trained for 
the work of nursing, to go to the much 
neglected field in India, and there spend 
their lives in work among the afflicted, 
tenderly endeavoring to alleviate them 
and add to their comfort. Acts oi mercy 
on the part of a Christian missionary, 
prompted by a heart full of love will 
speak more loudly for the religion of 
Jesus Christ than many sermons. We 
are glad our own beloved church has 
been awakened to this great need of 
women as nurses on the mission field, 
and last year has sent Sister Himmels- 
baugh as our first trained nurse to India. 
There she will perform her ministrations 
to the sick in body and at the same 
time seek to heal the more deadly dis- 
eases of the soul. 

And now, before closing, we wish to 
state the words of Mr. Kudyard Kipling 



in one of his stories of Indian life. As 
the secret of India's degradation, he says 
by month of one of his characters: 
"What's the matter with this country is 
not in the least political, but aD all- 
round entanglement of physical, social, 
and moral evils and corruptions, all, 
more or less due to the unnatural treat- 
ment of women. You can't gather tigs 
from thistles, and so long as the system 
of infant marriage, the prohibition of 
the remarriage of widows, the life-long 
imprisonment of wives, and the with- 
holding from them of any kind of edu- 
cation or treatment as rational beings 
continues, the country cannot advance a 
step. Half of it is morally dead, and 
worse than dead, and that is just the 
half from which we have a right to look 
for the best impulses." 

Here is a task worthy the greatest 
talents and highest accomplishments of 
Christian womanhood. There are hun- 
dreds, yes many hundreds, needed in 
this noble work. Not all of us can go to 
heathen lands, but we can all assist in 
some way to raise the standard of hea- 
then womanhood. Those of us who can 
not go ourselves can contribute finan- 
cially and by our prayers. If each one 
of us properly uses what God has en- 
trusted to us to be used to His glory, 
then we shall be able to count ourselves 
blest among women when in fullness of 
time we hear the Master's appreciative 
words, "She hath done what she could." 
Buss ik M. Wider. 

Word from Prof. Beahm. 
llti 5th .St., Washington, D. C. 

March 17, 1909. 
Dear Editor — I am enjoying a good 
meeting in Washington with our people. 
Our College Times is a great help to the 
College in filling her great mission. The 
paper still improves. Elizabethtown 
College has a great opportunity in her 
resourceful field and happy environment. 
Long live Our College Times! 

I. N. II. Beahm. 


After a short illness, Brother Joseph 
Groff. father of B. G. Grofi" deceased, 
departed this life at his home in Eliza- 
bethtown, aged 88 years. 

He leaves a widow and two grand- 
children, Mrs. S. G. Graybill and Mr. 
Frank W. Grofi'. 

Resolutions of Sympathy. 
Whereas, God in His infinite wisdom 
has very unexpected entered the home 
and suddenly called away from her earth- 
ly duties to her Eternal Home the kind 
and aged mother of our fellow teacher 
and co-laborer, Prof. W. E. Glasmire, Be 
it resolved: 

Eirst, That since this home is bereft 
of a faithful mother and companion we 
commend the sorrowing husband and 
children, in this hour of trial, to the kind 
Heavenly Father, who doeth all things 

Second, That we the Faculty and 
students of Elizabethtown College do 
hereby most sincerely tender our heart- 
felt sympathy to the bereaved family, 
relatives and friends. 

Third, That a copy of these resolutions 
be sent to the bereaved family, and that 
they be published in the Elizabethtown 
Herald, Elizabethtown Chronicle, Our 
College Times, and Reading Eagle. 
Prof. B. F. Wampler, ] 
B. F. Waltz, VCom. 

Emma M. Cashman. J 

Reply to Resolutions. 

To the Faculty and Students: — We 
wish to extend our appreciation for the 
loving sympathy, ardent prayers and 
interest taken in our behalf in the hour 
of bereavement. We have become con- 
tent in the thought that mother has 
only fallen asleep to waken in a brighter 
and better world 

The Lord's will, not ours, was done, so 
we are contented to put our trust in Him 
who can heal all. It was a sudden de- 


parture but is probably only a warning 
to all who are left behind to so live that 
when their summons comes they may be 
ready. Yours in bereavement, 

Alexander Glasmire and Family. 

The Ways of Providence. 

(Translated from the German). 

Once upon a time I had the following 
dream: I bad lost myself in a dark forest, 
and as I found no way out, 1 called for 
help. Then a companion presented him- 
self to me there, who claimed he was an 
angel of God. He brought me safely out 
of the forest to an inn, where the land- 
lord received us very courteously. He 
said he had a joyful day to-day; his 
enemy had become reconciled to him 
and presented him a costlv silver goblet. 
As we left, my angel stole the goblet 
from him. I gave him the most violent 
reproach, but he said: "Be silent, and 
honor the ways of Providence." 

Not loug after that we stopped at a 
hotel the proprietor of which was a very 
wicked man and caused us nothing but 
vexation. Consequently, great was my 
surprise, when, at the departure, the 
augel presented him the splendid goblet. 
Again I found fault, and again he said: 
''Be silent, and honor the ways of Provi- 

Afterwards we came to a host in whose 
house poverty and distress prevailed. 
He was a good honest man, however, by 
accident had lost his property, and in 
eight days, even the house was to be 
taken from him. in going away the 
angel set the house on tire over his head. 
I was roused to indignation, but the 
angel said the third time: "Be silent, 
and honor the ways of Providence!" 

At last we came to a landlord, who 
had his greatest pleasure in his only 
child, a pretty boy. As we started, 
the angel said he knew the way no 
farther. Then the kind landlord gave 
him his son to go with him as guide, and 
what did the angel do? He drowned 

him in the nearest river. Entirely over- 
come with horror, i cried: "No, not one 
step farther with you! You may be a 
devil, but no angel? Then heavenly 
glory shone around him, and he cried: 
"Fools only tind fault with the eternal. 
The goblet was poisoned, therefore it 
was taken from the good man to his 
welfare and given the wicked one to his 
destruction.— Under the ashes of his 
house, the poor man will tind a treasure, 
and the burning will bring him wealth. 
—That boy was a spoiled child and later 
on would have murdered father and 
mother; he was compelled to die for the 
good of the parents. "Therefore keep 
silent, mortals, and adoringly honor the 
ways of Providence!" 

Pali. Henry Gisji. 

Specimens for Museum. 

Some efforts have been made recently 
to enlarge our College Museum. Many 
friends of the College have been kind 
enough to donate specimens of minerals, 
fossils, coins, etc.. for which the College 
is very thankful. 

A few weeks ago the Smithsonian In- 
stitute at Washington, D. C, donated to 
the Museum fifty-six specimens of fossil 
Invertebrates. The College appreciates 
this collection and expresses its gratitude 
to the Institution for same. 

We wish to express our appreciation 
to Hon. H. Burd Cassel, of the House of 
Representatives through whose influence 
this collection was received. 

Now, who will be the next to donate 
something to the museum? The College 
is in need of a glass-front case in which 
to exhibit the specimens. 

We are glad to say that Mrs. H. K. 
Ober, who has been ill for some time, is 
again able to be about her household 

William West of Philadelphia, enrolled 
as a student the second week in March. 



Sermon Outlines. 

( Work dune by Class in Homiletit^). 

The Perfect Fellowship, 

Text— John, 10 : 14, 15. 

1. Natural desire of. all for tellowship 

with higher power. 
(1) Need evidenced by this desire is 

provided for — Words of text. 
(•_') Theme — The Perfect Fellowship, 

the undercurrent of thought 

in the figure used. 

2 Nature of figure used. 

(1 ) Tenderness of it. 

(2) Its propriety in appealing to the 

Jewish mind. 

(a) Pastoral surroundings. 

(b) Past national history — Jewish 

heroes as shepherds and sheep 
owners, — Abraham, Isaac, 
Jacob, Job, David, Solomon. 

(c) Use of figure by prophets. 
(Ezek. 34:23— Isa. 40:11— Zech. 11:13-17) 

3 Occasion of the discourse of the chap- 

ter — Incident of Ch. '.». 
(1) Jesus' three-fold purpose in the 

(a) To comfort the poor sheep so 

cruelly cast out. 

(b) To show the loving-kindness of 

the Good Shepherd. 

(c) To show the difference between 

true and false shepherds. 

4 Significance of introductory words of 

the text. 

(1) "The"-The only one; the one fore- 

told, Ezek. 34:23. 

(2) ''(-iood"" — Faithful, unselfish, per- 

fect as contrasted with false 
b Natural divisions of the text center- 
ing in the theme: 

(1) Relationship necessary to the per- 

fect fellowship. 

(2) Basis or parallel of the perfect fel- 

ioi Cost of fellowship — extent or per- 
fection of relationship. 

1 Kelationship necessary to the perfect 

"I know my sheep and am known of mine." 

1 Its illustration by figure of shep- 

herd and sheep. 

(1) The shepherd knows the sheep, 

feeds, leads, protects them ; 
seeks the lost, cares for the 
sick and young. 

(2) The sheep knows the shepherd 

and his voice, obeys, follows. 

2 Its spiritual realization. 

(1) Jesus knowing us individually and 

caring for us. 
(2) Our relation and attitude toward 

the shepherd, 
(a) Importance of knowing theshep- 


(1) As a means to avoid offending 


(2) As a means of joy in Him. 

(3) As a means of perfecting the 

(Relative perfection here — Illustrate — 
blossoms, fruit, each perfect in their time) . 
(3) Hindrance to our fellowship, 
(a) Absorption in other matters — 
illustrated by sheep unconsci- 
ously "nibbling'' itself away — 
getting head down and losing 
sight of the shepherd. 
(I)) Necessity of having Him in our 

thoughts day by day. 
(c) Importance of training ourselves 
to hear the shepherd's voice — 
illustrated by sheep on nar- 
row, elevated ledge — it hears 
the shepherd's voice, cannot 
turn around, but goes back- 
ward in direction of the voice 
— soon bounds in joy to shep- 
herd's knee. 
II The basis or parallel of the perfect 

"As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the 

1 The mutual understanding between 
the Father and the Son the 
only parallel to the mutual 
understanding between Christ 
and His people. 


Heb. 2:10 

2 The mutual understanding of the 

Father and the Son the means 
securing our redemption. 

3 The mutual understanding of Jesus 

and His people the means of 
securing the final redemptive 
Ill The cost of the fellowship — extent or 
perfection ot the relationship. 

"And I lay down my life for the sheep." 

1 Cost — The Shepherd laying down 

His life in 
( I) Living — Life of self-denial. 
(21 Suffering 
(3) Dying | 

2 Present and eternal satisfaction of 

this perfect fellowship, i Tim. 4:8. 
Note — "'Our eye of faith should meet 
the Shepherd's eye of favor. 

Martha Martin 

Achan's Six. Joshua 7:21. 
God's dealings with men seem to us 
very strange; yet every miracle is either 
one of mercy or judgment. There are 
many miracles of mercy but few of judg- 
ment. The one manifest purpose of 
every direct judgment of Gcd was to im- 
part knowledge and warning when 
needed and so impressively that it 
would be heeded. 

1 First Sabbath-breaker — stoned. 

2 First deception and falsehood under 

the guise of piety and worsibp in 
the new-born church decidedly ad- 
judged and punished. 

3 First breach of a special command 

after Israel's possession of their 
inheritance — Achan's theft — vis- 
ited by death This sudden shock 
and reverse to Israel was as a ship 
sailing over a smooth sea and 
striking a rock. 
Cause of trouble and trials — Sin. 

1 It broke up joy and peace of Gar- 

den — Paradise. 

2 It brought flood over face of earth. 

3 It caused confusion of Babel and 

scattered the world's inhabitants 
in hostile races. 

4 It brought desolation on plains of 

Jordan and ^buried people under 
an avalanche of fire and brimstone. 

5 It caused defeat at Hormah 40 years 

before trouble at A and doomed 
all the generations to perish in the 

6 It caused wall of Jericho to fall and 

reduced its homes to ruins. 

7 All suffering, — individual and 

national, arise from sin. 
Achan's Confession. 

I saw." 

(1) We all see — eyes to be used, ex. 
fish in Mammoth Cave, Ky., — we 
must bv circumstances see the 
evil — evil on every hand. 

(2) We need not continue to look on 
evil. Satan tempts by causing 
people to see evil and continue to 
look at it. 

(3) Our ideals and life formed by 
what we see. 

1 Look on good and life be- 
comes noble, sure and upright. 
Keep before you noble ideals, 
ponder the beautiful in Art 
and Nature and you become 
like them, — thoughts and 
works of great men. 
"I coveted." 

(1) Temptations succeed by exciting 

curiosity. "Our great security 
against sin lies in being shocked 
at it." 

(2) Eve gazed and reflected when 

he should have fled. 

(3) Achan looked and coveted when 

she should have abhorred. 
Ill "I took." 




This the outward result of in- 
ward sin. Prayer-Ps. 139:23,24. 

) We think small things are not 

I) Taking public property seemingly 
causes no one to suffer, but it 

1 Achan's fellow men. 

2 Capitol graft of Pennsylvania 
Results then and now. 

1) To Achan— Death. 

To Countrymen — Defeat. 

To Church — weakness and brings 

To World — Trouble. 

Chas. A. Schwexk. 


Miss Maud Sprinkle ('08) hasaccepted 
a position with Mr. S. R. Smitb of Harris- 
burg, Pa., one of the worthy patrons of 
our school. Since September, Miss 
Sprinkle has been employed by Prof. 
Ober, and her face was frequently seen 
on College Hill. We will miss her visits, 
yet we all join in wishing for her a suc- 
cessful future. 

A friend of ours in Elizabethtown has 
expressed a willingness to present to the 
College six Hydrangia plants. They 
may be planted on the campus on Arbor 




The many students and teachers of 
our school welcome with rare delight the 
coining springtime, unmistakable signs 
of which are seen. — the robins, the pussy 
willows and the snow-drops. 

Three of our students were ill with 
pneumonia this winter, — Blaine Ober, 
Jerome Sowers and II. W. Schlosser. 
Tbey have all recovered and are with us 
again, except Mr.Sehlosser who expects 
to return for the Spring Term. 

A number of our students and teachers 
attended the lecture given in Heisey's 
Auditorium on Saturday, March 12, by 
Mrs. Addie B. l'arsels of 1'hiladelphia, 
in the interest of the vVomen's Christian 
Temperance Union. 

Rev. Z. A. Jones of Rock Hill, S. C, 
gave us a very interesting talk about his 
work at Friendship College on Monday 
evening, March 8th. He is working 
in the interests of the education of the 
Negro and was well entertained during 
his stay with us. 

Prof. G. N. Falkenstein preached at 
the College Chapel on Sunday evening, 
February 28. His subject was "Local 
Option." He told of the meeting which 
was held at Harnsburg and made a 
strong plea that we do not become dis- 
couraged, for we will have Local Option 
some day. 

Miss Fogelsanger and Mr. H. L. Smith 
attended the debate on the Local Option 
bill, on Tuesday evening March 9, held 
in the House ol Representatives. They 
saw them vote down the bill by a major- 
ity ol l.)7 to (36. Too bad for old "Key- 

Miss Emma Cashman enjoyed a visit 
from her brother Joseph on Saturday, 
February 27. 

Mrs. Fsnelman was glad to entertain 
her sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. 
VV. J. Snader of Waynesboro, on Satur- 
day, February 14. 

The boy preacher, Lawrence Dennis, 
conducted our Chapel exercises one 
morning during his stay in Elizabeth- 
town and gave us a very tine talk on 
"Little Sins." Notwithstanding his 
youth the talk was excellent and would 
have clone justice to a man of fifty. 

Bro. S. H. Hertzler delivered a very 
inspiring sermon in the College Chapel 
on Sunday evening, March 14. He 
likened the Christian to a palm tree and 
selected for his text, "The righteous 
shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall 
grow like the cedars of Lebanon." He 
said the palm tree is tall, straight, can 
easily overcome storms, is quick to heal 
all wounds, and is a sign of victor v. All 
these characteristics and more heapplied 
beautifully to the life of a christian. 

On Thursday morning, March 13, Prof. 
Eshelmau gave a talk to the students on 
the "Moral and Social Value of Co-edu- 
cation." He urged the importance of 
the mingling of the sexes for the pur- 
pose o\ refinement and culture. He said 
each boy and girl should learn the char- 
acteristics of others and this can be 
done only by co-education. Unless boys 
and girls are educated together the true 
aim of life cannot be reached. We were 
all made to feel glad that Flizabethtown 
is a co-educational school. 

Prof. Wain pier has been asked by Mr. 
E. K. Ruhl, to take charge of the music 
for the High School commencement. 
Prof, and Mrs. Wampler go to Landis- 
ville each Tuesday and Friday evening, 
Professor as director, and Mrs. Wampler, 
as accompanist. i>. m. s. 

The outlook for the Spring Term is 
very encouraging. Most of the rooms 
have been engaged, and there are per- 
sons from whom we expect to hear later. 
Don't forget the day we open, — March 

April 22. — Hon. Henry Houck will 
lecture on "Travels in the Orient" at 
the College. Buy your tickets now, 
He is worth hearing. 

The Governor of Pennsylvania in his 
Arbor Day proclamation issued March 
17 has set apart April 2 and 23rd as days 
on which trees shall be planted in all 
parts of Pennsylvania. 




Alumni Notes. 

3909 Olive St., W. Phila., Pa. 

March 4, 1909. 

Dear Teacher and Sister: 

I was so sorry that I could not come 
to the College when at Elizabethtown 
but the weather was too unpleasant that 

Well I am in Philadelphia now one 
week. Can not say much yet, but think 
I will like it. Am rooming with Sister 
Sallie Beck, and boarding with her sister- 
in-law. They are very kind to me and 
I feel quite at home. There are students 
here taking the '"Short Course in Nurs- 
ing" from all parts of the U. S. I am 
the only one in a plain garb, but I am 
shown the greatest respect from all I 
come in contact with. They could not 
treat me nicer. They have asked me 
whether 1 am a Quaker, or a Missionary. 
I hope to be the latter sometime. I am 
so glad one can work for Cod anywhere 
and everywhere. Sister Mary Swarr is 
here taking the two years' courses. The 
two classes are separate. I spoke to 
her a few times. Please send March 
number of "College Times" to Phila- 

Miss Myer, Cod only knows what the 
letters of comfort and sympathy have 
been to me, that I received after Mother's 
death, of which yours was one. Oh, I 
dare not think of what I lost, mother and 
home. I had the best and most loving 
mother. Pray for me. Cod bless you 
all on College Hill. 

Eliza beth Zortm a x. 

Anniversary .Exercises. 

Mother Earth was clothed in a pure 
mantle of white, and it was a cold, 
blustery, snowy, moonlight evening 
when Elizabethtown College held its 
JNinth Anniversary of the Dedication of 
the buildings in the College Chapel, 
Thursday, March 4. 

The program was opened by a very 

soothing anthem, "I Will Lift up Mine 
Eyes," sung by the chorus class. 

Rev. John Zug conducted the devo- 
tional exercises. 

A most hearty "Address of Welcome" 
was then given by Elder C. N. Falken- 
stein, chairman of the evening. 

The nextfeature was a very interesting 
recitation, "Massa Link urn" given by 
Daisy P. Rider, ('08.) 

This was followed by a selection, "Just 
Beyond" which was sweetly sung by the 
College Eemale Quartette, Misses Miller, 
Sheaffer, Kline and Mrs. Warn pier. 

Prof. Cood's "Ramble in Science" 
treated of "The L'ps arid Downs of the 
Earth;" "The Weight and Size of the 
Moon," "The ^un Spots," "Our School 
Ideas of Education," and "The Influence 
of One on Another." An oration en- 
titled "Truth" was splendidly rendered 
by Henrv L. Smith, a graduate of 1908 
and 1909". 

The Chorus Class again held the un- 
divided attention of the audience by ren- 
dering the anthem "Hosanua." 

The main feature of the evening was 
an address given by Dr. T. T. Myers, 
Prof, of New Testament Literature in 
Juniata College. His theme was "True 
Education." This address will be pub- 
lished on another page of this issue. 
Ei. 1. a C. Young. 


On February 22, 1909, Miss Pearl 
Shimp was married to Mr. Poland H. 
Carver at Washington, D. C. 

The announcement says, "At home 
after March 4th, No. ' 2 Duke St., 
Ephrata, Pa. 

Our College Times extends congratula- 
tions to this newly wedded couple. 

.Library Notes. 

Books added to the College Library 
during February are as follows: From 
the Library Fund — "Fallacies," Sidg- 
wick; "Animal Magnetism," Binet & 
Fere; "Oeological History of Plants," 
Dawson; "Anthropology," Tylor; 
"Horace Mann," Hinsdale; "Comenius," 
Monroe; "Loyola," Hughes; "Story of 
the Italian Earthquake," Morris. From 
J. H. Longenecker and A. S. Kreider— 
Christian Companion, (11 vols.); Primi- 
tive Christian, (5 vols.); Oospel Messen- 
ger, (27 vols.) 

L. D. Rose, Librarian. 



Society Notes. 

We note with pleasure the names of a 
few new members on the roll. The 
students value the Literary Society work 
as a necessary adjunct to a college 
course and are endeavoring to secure as 
much practice as possible along this line. 
This being a centennial year for many 
great men, the Society rendered the 
following program in honor of a number 
of them: Piano Quartette, Spring Song 
by Mendelssohn. Life and work of 
Elisabeth Browning, Ella Young. The 
Chambered Nautilus from Holmes, Agnes 
George. Piano Solo, Song Without 
Words. Mendelssohn, Viola Withers. 
Some Interesting Facts about Holmes, 
Miles Roth. Other Great Men born 100 
years ago, A. P. Geib. The Story of 
Enoch Arden from Tennyson, Emma 
Cashman. Brief extracts from life and 
works of Tennyson, Martin Brandt. 
Piano Solo, Waltz Brilliante, Chopin, 
Miss Sheaffer. Recitation, The Raven, 
E. A. Poe, Miss Fogelsanger. Literary 
Echo, Editor. Piano Trio, Wedding 
March. Mendelssohn, Misses Kline, 
Withers and Mr. Mollinger. 

There is hardly another year in which 
as many great men were born as in 1809. 
Every school boy should feel proud to 
be able to participate in a program given 
in honor of these men who till the pages 
of history, whose productions have uiven 
us much thought and whose lives are 
examples from which we may receive 
inspiration. Will E. Glasmire. 

Talk by Elder T. T. Myers. 

On the morning after the Anniversary. 
March 5, Elder, T. T. Myers who re- 
mained over night gave a short talk to 
the students. His main theme was 
"The Opportunities of School Life." 
Attention was called to the fact that 
many opportunities areappreciated fully 
only when they areabout to be removed. 
The opportunities of school life, then, 
should be appreciated constantly. Three 
main lines of thought which should help 
one to develop greater appreciation of 
the opportunities of school life were 
dwelt upon. They were the following: 

In school life there is opportunity for 
searching truth. 

By remembering God in everything a 
sense of glorious opportunity is aroused. 

Patience in school life will enhance the 
value and delight of work. 

God, as Truth Himself, is pleased to 
have us search for truth. When we find 
it we should appreciate it as His truth 
and bring it back as a thank-otferiug to 
Him. This may well be done by using 
truth for Him and by exemplifying it in 

The remembering of God in everything 
will greatly enhance our usefulness. The 
best gift we can present to Him is our- 
selves. He has given us our being. 
What will we do with it? We should 
present our being to Him for His keep- 
ing, His honor, His glory, His service. 

For a lack of patience many oppor- 
tunities of school life have been lost. 
There is a tendency to leave school too 
soon. If a little school life is good, more 
is better. Jesus spent thirty years in 
preparation for three years' work. 

The speaker related a personal experi- 
ence which he considered fruitful of 
valuable advice. Desiring to enter upon 
a certain work when a teacher deemed 
more preparation advisable before under- 
taking it, the teacher uttered this truth: 
"The lower shelves are full (of poorly 
qualified occupants), but there is plenty 
of room on the higher shelves. 

Lack of delight in work was shown to 
be due, in many cases, to lack of prepar- 
ation. Full preparation gives better 
work and yields greater delight. 

Thp speaker expressed a personal in- 
terest in the school ina very encouraging 
way. Martha Martin. 







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Spirit of Progress 

The Public Schools in Elizabethtown 
and in the surrounding districts have 
closed. Many of the young people in 
the vicinity are taking advantage of the 
opportunity afforded them by taking up 
work at the College this Spring. The 
valedictorian of the class just graduated 
at the Elizabethtown High School en- 
rolled as a student here on April 12th, 
together with others from the lower 
grades. We appreciate the spirit of good- 
will and co-operation which exists be- 
tween the town and College people. 
May we always prove mutually helpful 
in trying to further each other's interests. 
We are very grateful, too, for the patron- 
age from all other districts, far and near. 

The Spring Term. 

The seniors are busy preparing to 
finish the studies required in their dif- 
ferent courses, and in working out ora- 
tions for Commencement and Class Day. 
The members of the Alumni Association 
are getting ready to execute their duties 
on Commencement Week. The Senior 
Chorus Class is earnestly engaged in 
practicing a cantata to be rendered on 
the evening of May 22nd. Many of the 
undergraduates are looking forward with 

anxiety and hope to the time for County 
Teachers' Examinations. The workers 
in the culinary department, tind the work 
heavier since the dining room is so well 
filled with students. The janitor, Mr. 
Nedrow and Prof. Eshelman may be 
seen preparing the ground for the plant- 
ing of garden vegetables. Generally 
speaking, all are busy. No place for 
idlers on College Hill. 

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Kind Words. 
Drop a pebble into the water, just a 

splash and it is gone, 
But there's half a hundred ripples cir- 
cling on and on and on, 
Spreading, spreading from the centre, 

flowing out to the sea, 
And there aint no way of telling where 

the end is going to be, 
Drop a pebble in the water, in a minute 

you forget. 
But there's little waves a-Howing, and 

there's ripples circling yet, 
And those little waves a-howing, to a 

great big wave have grown, 
And you've disturbed a mighty river 

just by dropping in a stone. 

Drop an unkind word or careless, in a 
minute it is gone, 

But there's half a hundred ripples cir- 
cling on and on and on. 

They keep spreading, spreading, spread- 
ing from the centre as they go, 

And there aint no way to stop them 
once you've started them to flow, 

Drop an unkind word, or careless, in a 
minute you forget, 

But there's little waves a-flowing and 
there's ripples circling yet, 

And perhaps in some sad heart a mighty 
wave of tears you've stirred. 

And disturbed a life that's happy when 
you dropped that unkind word. 

Drop a word of cheer and kindness, just 

a flash and it is gone, 
But there's half a hundred ripples cir- 
cling on and on and on, 
Bearing hope and joy and comfort on 

each splashing, dashing wave, 
Till you wouldn't believe the volume of 

the kind word you gave. 
Drop a word of cheer and kindness, in a 

minute you forget. 
But there's gladness still a-swelling and 

there's joy a-circling yet, 
And you've rolled a wave of comfort 

whose sweet music can be heard 
Over miles and miles of water just by 

dropping a kind word. 


Debate. — Negative Argument. 

The question for debate, Resolved, 
that America has produced men of 
greater genius than England, is as limit- 
less as time, and as fathomless as the 
Atlantic; hence we feel sure that we can- 
not easily miss our subject or go beyond 
it in our discussion. 

Webster says, "Genius is that peculiar 
structure of mind which is given by na- 
ture, to an individual; or it is that dis- 
position or bent of mind which is pecu- 
liar to every man, and which qualities 
him for a particular employment; a par- 
ticular natural talent or aptitude of mind 
for a particular study or course of life; 
as a genius for history, poetry or paint- 


We wish to show that the genius of 
the English excels Americau genius, be- 
cause it made American genius possible. 
It would be absurd to say that America 
was without men of genius until the last 
few centuries, because we believe, from 
the development of American genius 
within the past century, that she pos- 
sessed men of genius. But they were as 
diamonds in the rough, crude and unde- 
veloped. It took English genius to 
polish those diamonds. We proceed to 
prove our point. 

It is an admitted fact the development 
of the past ages has been due to advan- 
ced civilization, and that civilization is 
advanced by Christianity, and Christian- 
ity has been perpetuated and developed 
by men of genius of England, such as 
John VVhiterield and John VVyclitfe, who 
was called the "Morning Star of the Ref- 
ormation," or John Knox who in 1559 
became the religious leader of the Prot- 
estants. Iu one 3' ear his cause was prac- 
tically gained. At his open grave the 
Earl of Norton exclaimed, "Here lieth a 
man who in life never feared the face of 
man. Who has often been threatened 
with poison and dagger but hath ended 
his course with peace and honor. He 
has been indeed a mighty one in Israel." 

The Wesley brothers. John and Char- 
les, labored through England, Ireland 
and Wales. They struck a new note in 
gospel proclamation. Instead of the 
stern and strict adherence to creeds and 
ritualism of the Church of England, they 
appealed to the conscience of man. And 
who doubts that they were men of gen- 
ius? Erom their teaching came the 
primitive principles of the present day 
Methodist Church. 

We have often heard and seen the 
great results brought about by the in- 
fluence ot song. Perhaps the hymns of 
no other hymn writers have done so 
much good tor humanity as those of 
Isaac Watts and Charles Wesley. In 
every city in America as well as England 

can be heard the strains of those grand 
old hymns. 

Thus we might go on showing how the 
genius of England advanced Christianity, 
thereby advancing civilization and mak- 
it possible for the genius of this land and 
other lands to display itself. Showing 
also that the religion of America is not 
due to any great American reformers, 
but to English men of genius. 

It is plainly seen that when the seeds 
of civilization were sown, men of genius 
in England made known their presence. 
Of the great list of writers of genius we 
have first, William Shakespeare, the 
greatest creative genius that ever lived. 
No man in America or elsewhere ever 
displayed the power of searching out 
and exhibiting the works of the human 
heart as did Shakespeare. Hal Ian 
writes, "The name of Shakespeare is the 
greatest in literature. No man ever 
had such strength, such variety of im- 
agination." He excels all American 
genius in the literary world. 

In John Bunyan we see a man having 
very little education, a long imprison- 
ment, the English Bible, and his genius 
to aid him. Yet he has given us the 
greatest of all allegories, "The Pilgrim's 
Progress." Just as Napoleun had gen- 
ius for war, so had Bunyan genius for 

Many names we might mention; as, 
Ruskin, Carlyle, Keats, Addison and 
scores of others who have, by their gen- 
ius, given so much to the literary world. 
They have developed and perfected the 
English language, the greatest language 
on earth, which was borrowed and is now 
used by the Americans. 

Not only does England lead in literary 
genius but also in the genius of inven- 
tion and discovery. 

Sir Francis Bacon, the greatest of Eng- 
lish philosophers is called the founder 
of the Inductive system of philosophy 
which was a substitution for the barren 
and fruitless method of reasoning which 


came down from Aristotle to the School- 

The great discovery of the law of uni- 
versal gravitation, the principle which 
solved the chief phenomena of nature 
and connects and regulates the whole 
material universe, was discovered 
through the genius of an Englishman, 
Sir Isaac Newton. 

Who will deny the genius of a man 
above that of others, through whose in- 
strumentality canal navigation was made 
possible? James Brindley an English- 
man was the founder of canal navigation 
by which the most formidable engineer- 
ing difficulties might be overcome. 

James Watt, a subject of the English 
crown, was the inventor of the double 
acting condensing steam engine, and 
while not the actual inventor of the 
steam engine, so improved it as to place 
a new power into the hands of mankind. 
Its use as a motive power at once revol- 
utionized all processes of industry, and 
it soon drew after it steamboat naviga- 
tion, railroad traveling and a thousand 
other beneficial applications. 

To Harvey, an English student, we 
owe the discovery of the circulation of 
the blood, and to Sir Richard Arkwright 
the invention of the spinning frame. 
The great benefits derived from these in- 
ventions are known to you all. Had 
England not produced these great men 
of genius, America might never have 
produced the genius of her times. 
The Americans studied the English 
inventions and thereby gained ideas as 
to how they might discover and contrib- 
ute toward civilization. 

American government and laws are 
largely copied from England. These 
were developed and perfected by Eng- 
lish men of genius long before they were 
transplanted in America. 

Few men have rilled so large a place 
in politics as William E. Gladstone who 
for half a century was the leading figure 
in the English House of Commons. Be- 

cause of the services rendered his coun- 
try and his eloquence of speech, he was 
called not only the greatest Englishman 
but the greatest man of his time in the 

The grave problems solved by men 
like Wilberforce, Burke, Pitt, and Fox 
show to us the genius of English states- 

By the efforts of Wilberforce slavery 
was abolished in England without blood- 
shed or strife. Had the policy of justice 
and conciliation advocated by Burke 
been adopted the horrors of the war for 
Independence would have been averted 
and the colonies would have retained 
their standing with the mother country. 

America is indebted to the English for 
their standard works on constitutional 
and municipal law. Hence all Americans 
who became geniuses in law must first 
study that which the English geniuses, 
Blackstone and (Joke jave produced. 

England has long been famed for her 
military genius. Who in American his- 
tory can be compared with Cromwell, or 
the Duke of Wellington, who was able to 
overthrow Napoleon, the greatest gener- 
al in Europe? 

Now honorable judges allow me to 
enumerate my points. 

We have shown, — 

1. That, through Fmglish genius, civ- 
ilization was developed, thereby making 
it possible for American genius to dis- 
play itself. 

2. The great hymn writers whose 
songs are heard all over the land were 

3. England has produced the greatest 
creative genius in the literary world, 
William Shakespeare. 

4. America is indebted to Fhiglish 
men of genius for their language. 

5. England has produced men of gen- 
ius whose inventions and discoveries 
have revolutionized industry and reas- 

6. Americans studied the English in- 


ventions thereby gaining ideas to help 
thern in their inventions. 

7. American government and laws 
were copied largely from England. 

8. England has produced some of the 
greatest statesmen as shown by the 
great problems they solved. 

9. American law schools are indebted 
to English genius for their standard 
works of law. 

10. England has produced a genius 
who was able to overcome the greatest 
conqueror in the world. 

Ava R. Witmek. 

Dr. Myers' Address. 

(Delivered March 4th Anniversary of Dedication of 
College Buiidings ) 

You have been very kind to call me 
back again to this place. It is a great 
delight to be here with you this even- 

I come to speak to you briefly on the 
subject of ' "Education." The word 
"educate" comes from the Latin, mean- 
ing to lead out, to lead forth. And so 
applied to our work, we have the prob- 
lem in the little child; an infantile body, 
an infantile mind, an infantile soul, and 
it is the task of education to lead forth 
that body and that mind and that soul 
into their highest and richest and best 

The body is not to be neglected. A 
good strong body is a blessing to any- 
one. In childhood the body grows more 
rapidly than the mind, it develops faster, 
and therefore needs our most careful at- 
tention. We need to watch the food of 
the body and the rest of the body and 
the exercise of the body; in fact, it needs 
to be watched all along the line of de- 
velopment. We need physical exercise, 
for surely a strong mind is better off in 
a strong body than it is in a weak body. 
And then the human mind is difficult of 
equation. It is a difficult task to decide 
just when to begin certain kinds of 
studies in order that there may result, 
in the end, a good, strong, rounded man. 

And I leave it to able College Presidents 
and Faculties to devise courses wherein 
the mind may get harmonious develop- 

And surely in true education the heart 
is not to be neglected; the soul must be 
considered; for after all, that education 
is too little, that course is too short, the 
result is wrong, if the soul is not de- 
veloped so that there may be an ap- 
proach to the God who is the Truth. 

Education is Light. We need light. 
I am glad that the sun is as large as it 
is. I am glad that the possibilities are 
that the sun will be able to give us light 
for many, many years. What would we 
be and what would we do if we had no 
light? Light is what this world needs, 
and light is what the individual needs. 
You are riding on a train and suddenly 
you plunge into a tunnel; you can't read, 
and why? Your light is gone. You 
must have light to read, to work. 

Again education is Sight! Though the 
world may be flooded with light, if you 
have not sight, that light cannot be of 
benefit to you. You must be able to see, 
and oh, how many people there are who 
go through this world which is flooded 
with light and yet do not see. They 
have open eyes, but see not. I have a 
vision and I see a desert, here and there 
a tree and yonder a hill, butl look again 
and 1 see houses and towns and school- 
houses and churches and cities. I see 
what there is in that landscape. What 
do you see? What is your sight? You 
know, after all, it is not likely that you 
and I will originate very much truth. 
In my little study so far as I have come, 
1 find that where I have been tracing 
my steps, others have preceded me. 
This world is full of knowledge, full of 
natural truth, and full of truth in books. 
A few years ago when there was a 
good deal of unrest because of what was 
termed "higher criticism," some people 
thought that we would lose our Bible, — 
it would be taken from us. And then 


some good scholars made it their busi- 
ness to look deeplv into the question 
and they came forth to announce to us 
that every proposition that was reached 
concerning the Bible, for or against, had 
been reached by people hundreds of 
years ago, and not a single new question 
sprung. So you see that the initial steps 
have been taken, and the fact remains 
that the world is full of truth ami full of 
light, and what we need is to search; we 
need to see what others have done, what 
others have left us. We walk after them 
and our sight education ought to enable 
us to see. 

Then, too, education is Power. I re- 
member when I went to school these 
words were impressed, in the iron sides 
of the seats in which we sat, — "Know- 
ledge is Power." It is the power to 
think. Education is not cramming the 
mind, its function is not to make of us 
walking encyclopedias. A man may 
know a great many things and yet be 
far from being educated. Education is 
not the piling-up of facts in the mind, 
it is a leading forth of the mind in the 
way of those facts, and the mind be- 
comes strong and active to do. And so 
education gives us the power to think. 
In some of your examinations in schools, 
I imagine that you are asked to give the 
thought or the idea of the author. You 
may be asked to translate some passage 
and give a little explanation. This is 
one of the things that most students dis- 
like; they are anxious to get up in the 
Junior and Senior years, then they will 
not be asked what the author thinks, but 
what they think themselves. Education 
is power to think for ourselves, to give 
expression to our thoughts. Now our 
thoughts, it is true, are made up very 
largely of others thoughts, but we have 
come along the way in thinking, and 
have made others thoughts our own 
thoughts. Education will develop a 
good denl of agnosticism. There are two 
kinds of agnosticism, though. One 

kind is, you don't know and don't 
know where you don't know. Again, 
you don't know but know where you 
don't know. Education helps us to know 
where we don't know. The farther we 
go, the more we realize that we don't 
know very much. It is a good thing'to 
come to a point sometime when we will 
be willing to confess that we don't know 
very much. 

We have a little boy in our heme who 
is now eight years old. When we moved 
from Philadelphia to Huntingdon, we 
started him in the public schools. He 
had been going to kindergarten in Phila- 
delphia, and the morning he was to 
start to school in Huntingdon, he asked 
his mother to go with him, and she was 
glad to do so. On their way to school, 
he looked up and said, "Mamma, won't 
you tell the teacher please, that 1 don't 
know very much." When his mother got 
home she told me about it. It made me 
feel good. I told her that the little 
fellow is two or three years ahead of 
some of the boys over at the College. 

Education is Power to interpret. 
Everything in this world is to be inter- 
preted. Someone has said, "Flowers are 
gifts of (iod scattered in the world by 
the angels, to be interpreted by men." 
Flowers will tell us so many things, and 
the rocks will tell us, oh, so many things, 
and the streams will speak to us, and 
the stars and all about us will to us, if 
we are educated enough to speak with 
them. They lift us nearer to their 
Maker, even to their own God. Down 
in Philadelphia there is a school of 
Elocution that gives a degree of B. 1., 
Bachelor of Interpretation. I was for- 
tunate enough to be in that school and 
the degree was given to me. It means 
the ability to interpret poetry and prose 
literature, to get out of it its real thought. 
And in order to do that, we must get 
into the very spirit and environment and 
life of the author. If I want to recite 
something, in order to do it well, I must 


get so tilled up with the spirit of that 
production that it becomes a part of 
myself. Then only will I be able to 
interpret it. So education is the power 
to interperet. 

Education is Knowledge, the power to 
know, and it is well if we know the 
higher truths. Years ago a certain 
philosopher was sitting in his dark room 
one night when the storm was raging 
without, and out of the dark night and 
out of the storm, through an opening in 
the wall, a bird came into the room and 
flew about. It was bewildered, blinded; 
it struck the rafters, struck the sides of 
the room and wanted to get out. A little 
later it found a way out into the dark 
and storm. The philosopher mused a 
little, Said he, "This is life — we know 
not whence we come, we are tossed 
about, blind and bewildered, struck 
hither and thither, and then goout,— we 
know not where." Again, Galileo was 
sitting in his study one night and there 
came into his room also a little bird from 
the storm, and it too was bewildered. 
It rlew about and struck the sides. Then 
after a while when the morning sun was 
beginning to lift its light, the bird saw an 
opening in the wall. It went toward the 
opening and out into the light. Up, up, 
on, on, the old philosopher could hear it 
singing. He said, "This is life— we come 
we know not whence, we are battered 
about as this bird, and then we go out 
into the night, singing." Our highest 
education is to know God, Mis Truth, 

Then further, education is the power 
to do. Not only the power to think, 
and the power to interperet, and the 
power to know, but the power to do 
something. The power to help ourselves 
out of difficulties, the power to grapple 
with hard problems in the world and to 
solve them. It is to know how, it is to 
know where, it is to know when to bring 
about results; it is doing something. . 

Again, Education is Freedom. Just 
recently we were forcibly reminded of 

two splendid men,— George Washington 
and Abraham Lincoln. Years ago James 
Otis sounded out the note that "taxation 
without representation is tyranny." By 
education people found the truth and 
realized that it was wrong to demand 
taxes without being represented, and the 
conception of that truth led to our free- 
dom and independence as a nation. 
Still later that splendid man of the West 
who was not a College man nor a Univer- 
sity man, not even a high school man, 
but who was profoundly an educated 
man, somehow had it burned into his large 
heart that slavery was wrong. And by 
his splendid power of oratory, and by 
his splendid overcoming personality, he 
was enabled to get other people to see 
as he saw, and the result was, after some 
years, that the slave was made free. We 
are a free country and without slavery. 
During this past year, throughout our 
country a great effort has been made to 
give some light on the subject of Tuber- 
culosis, that dreaded disease. Medical 
men have been studying the disease, 
and now are pretty certain that they, 
have found out the secrets of it, and it 
is their ambition to eliminate the dreaded 
disease from our land. Freedom from 
that disease, — the result of education, 
the result of Truth. And so we might 
name a number of things that we enjoy 
and that are blessings, that are the re- 
sults of Education. True Education is 
that which educates the hand, the head, 
and the heart. 

And now for True Education, this in- 
stitution stands. I never pass along the 
railroad over there without looking this 
way, and I say to myself, "That place 
over there is a place where light is given, 
it is a place where sight is given, it is a 
place where noble impulses and splendid 
ideas are given to young hearts and 
young minds, that shall move out into 
the world to do things for the world, 
that shall be uplifting and helpful. 

May God bless the school and all of us, 
and keep us in His own way of Truth ! 
Elizabeth Kline. 



A session of study known as the Sum- 
mer Term will begin at Elizabethtown 
College July 5, 1909, to continue six 


The ^ummer Term is intended to ac- 
commodate any students pursuing regu- 
lar courses in the College and also teach- 
ing in the public schools during the fall 
and winter. By attending both the 
Spring and the Summer Terms teachers 
may complete nearly a half year's work 
without discontinuing teaching. Others 
pre fiaring for College or desiring to 
make up deficiencies or take advanced 
standing, willdo well to enter also. Aside 
from this chief purpose which the sum- 
mer school is intended to serve, if pupils 
of the public schools in town or vicinity 
wish to improve the summer by study- 
ing, arrangements may be made to ac- 
commodate such, provided a class of a 
dozen can be procured. 


Each student may pursue not more 
than three advanced studies during the 
Summer Session. The length of the re- 
citations is one hour. In this way the 
student may do at least a term's work 
in each of these three branches. Eor 
elementary pupils the common school 
branches are ottered. Of the higher 
branches Latin, Greek, German, French, 
Mathematics, and English are offered. 


Tuition for advanced students will be 
five dollars for one study; eight dollars 
for two; or ten dollars for three; payable 
August 2nd. Tuition for elementary 
studies will be five dollars for the term. 
Text books may be rented or purchased 
at the College book room. Boarding at 
College rates may be secured at the Col- 
lege dining room, arrangements for which 

are to be made with Mrs. E. G. Reber, 
the matron. Students will have free ac- 
cess to the College Library and reading 
room. Further particulars will be given 
upon application to the Acting Presi- 

Library Notes. 

For March the Library Committee ac- 
knowledges receipts of the following 
books: From Prof. H.K. Ober — Encyclo- 
pedia of American Agriculture, Bailey 
(3 vols.) From the State Librarian — 
Pennsylvania at the Jamestown Exposi- 
tion; Reports of Department of Mines, 
1907; Report of State Librarian, 1907; 
Report of State Highway Department, 
1907; Report of Secretary of Internal 
Affairs, 1907, part III; Report of Depart- 
ment of Fisheries, 1907; Report of Com- 
missioners of Soldiers' Orphan Schools, 
1908; Report of 42nd. Annual Encamp- 
ment G. A. R., 1908; Report of Commis- 
sioner of Banking, 1907, part HI; Report 
of Department of Agriculture, 1907; Life 
Insurance Report, 1907. From the Bible 
Class Fund — Standard Bible Dictionary, 
Jacobus, Mourse and Zenos. From 
Congressman VV. W. Greist — Annual 
Report of the Commissioner General of 
Immigration, 1908; State School Systems, 
1906 1908. From the Library Fund— 
The Science of Fairy Tales, Hartland; 
Psychology of Religion, Starbuck; Study 
of Religion, Jastraw; The Man of Genius, 
Lombroso; Hypnotism, Noll; The Crimi- 
nal, Havelock Ellis. 

L. D. Rose, Librarian. 


"The Friendship Banner" published 
weekly at Friendship College, (coolred), 
S. C, says: — "We are grateful to The 
College Times for the kind remarks coor- * 
cerning our Educational Secretary. We 
are always pleased to see a copy of the 
'Times.' It is quite a newsy journal 
and carries wholesome, religious matter." 



The Board of Trustees of Elizabeth- 
town College have authorized Prof. B. 
F. Warn pier to arrange for a summer 
Music Normal, to be held at Elizabeth- 
town College, and he has secured the 
services of Prof. E. T. Hildebrand of 
Roanoke City to assist him and Mrs. 
Wampler in the work. Prof. Hildebrand 
may not be known to many of the 
readers of "Our College Times," but we 
wish to say that he is the man under 
whom Prof, and Mrs. B. F. Wampler 
have graduated in their music work. He 
has been a teacher of music for about 
twenty-five or thirty years, and has been 
a student of the best voice teachers in 
America, at different times, having 
studied under Frank H. Tubbs of New 
York City at four different times, also a 
student of Root's School of Music, 
Chicago, at two different times, and of 
the Capital School of Music, Columbus, 
Ohio, and a student in the Metropolitan 
Conservatory of New York City, and has 
since studied with Dr. Towner of the 
Moody Institute, Chicago. 

Arrangements have been made to begin 
the Normal on July 6th and continue 
until about July 22nd or 23rd. Circulars 
giving full particulars with reference to 
dates, expenses, nature of work, etc., 
will be sent to anyone who is interested 
sufficiently to ask for same. 

The nature of the work to be given 
should interest all who sing or play, 
since there will be work for the singer 
and all who play, even those just begin- 
ning. This work, will be made especially 
helpful to those who have charge of 
choirs or those who serve as choristers 
in Sunday Schools and Churches. There 
will be work also arranged for, which will 
be especially suited to the needs of pub- 
lic school teachers. Many public school 
teachers find it very helpful and even 
necessary to do some music work in 
connection with their school work in the 
schools. The work of the Normal will 

not only give them the material that 
they should have at hand to teach 
music in the schools, but will give them 
the method of presenting it successfully. 

Besides, there will be a large Choral 
Class which will meet every evening. 
Although the canvass is not nearly com- 
plete, about one hundred and thirty-five 
have expressed their willingness to take 
the work of the evening class. This 
work will be conducted for the benefit of 
all who sing. A number have spoken 
for the full term also. 

Rates exceedingly low. Board and 
lodging at the College at club rates. For 
further information regarding the Nor- 
mal, address Prof. B. F. Wampler, 
Director of Music, Elizabethtown College, 
or Prof. M. A. Good of Elizabethtown 
College, who will act as business manager. 

tome and prepare to help make your 
Sunday School and Church music better, 
and to make yourself more agreeable 
and helpful in the home, church and 
community. b. f. w. 

Our California Friunds. 

We were surprised to have Miss Euiuia 
Young, who has been engaged in mas- 
sage work and nursing in Pasadena, 
Cal., drop in on us very unexpectedly 
on April 15th. Her reason for coming 
East is that she was employed as nurse 
to accompany Sister Mollie Brandt (who 
is ill with cardiac dropsy) on her return 
to her friends in Pennsylvania. Miss 
Young expects to return to Pasadena 
next September. 

Mr. H. E. Lehman's address at present 
is 752 Herkimer St., Pasadena, Cal. 
Pasadena was pronounced by Brother 
D. L. Miller the most beautiful city he 
has ever seen. 

S. P. Engle and family are expected to 
arrive in Elizabethtown soon, — perhaps 
will be here by the time the press closes 
over our May issue. 

A card from Wm. Melhasian tells us 
that he is at present in Canton, Ohio. 



Miss Shaeffer spent Paster at her home 
in Bareville and MissOlive Myers visited 
her parents at Sylvan, Pa. I'rof. Cilas- 
mire attended the Easter exercises at 
Lawn on Sunday evening. April 11th. 
Misses Myer and Eoglesanger were enter- 
tained at the home of Miss Mary Hess 
on Easter. 

Bible students are pleased with the 
addition of two good commentaries on 
the Psalms, by Delitzsch and DeVVitt. 

Some of the students and teachers of 
the College attended the High School 
Commencement exercises in town and 
report a very interesting program. The 
valedictorian of the class is now enrolled 
as a student at the College. 

The Hrst botanizing expedition was 
made Saturday, A pril 10th. The botan- 
izers returned hungry, tired and sun- 
burnt, but enthusiastic over their 
"specimens" which consisted of anemo- 
nes, hepaticas, blood-root, saxifrage, 
periwinkles and one crawfish. The 
latter objects to the botany press, but 
will be preserved in alcohol. 

A number from the College attended 
the Commencement exercisesof the East 
Hemprield Township High School, 
taught by Mr. E. K. Ruhl. The auditor- 
ium on the Landisville Camp grounds 
was used on this occasion. Dr. Nathan 
C. Schaeffer, State Superintendent of 
Public Instruction gave the chief address. 
The commencement was a success in 
every detail. Prof, and Mrs. Warn pier 
had charge of the music. Mr. Ruhl has 
enrolled as a student at College for the 
Spring Term. 

The program celebrating the Eighth 
Anniversary of the Keystone Literary 
Society was rendered Friday, April 9th, 
before a large audience. Dr. Buehrle 
gave an excellent address along historical 
lines, showing contributions made to our 
country and our civilization by settlers 
of different nationalities as they have 
come and continue to come to our shores. 

Society Notes. 

The society under the direction of our 
present President, Laban Leiter, is doing 
good work. His zeal and determination 
to succeed is imbibed by all. The fol- 
lowing Temperance program wasrendered 
Recitation, "The Convict's Soliloquy," 
Prof. Cish. Oration, "Work of Anti- 
Saloon League," Holmes Falkenstein. 
Music, "The Tern iterance Ball is Rolling 
On," Quartette. Debate, Resolved, That 
War is a greater evil than Intemperance. 
Aff , Paul Cish, A. (J. Hottenstein; Neg. 
Joshua Reber, C. M. Netf. Recitation, 
"The College Oil Cans," Miss Leah 
Sheaffer. Music, "Marching on to Vic- 
tory," Quartette. One of the principal 
features of another program was an 
illustrated lecture on Chemistry, given 
by Prof. M. A. Oood. It was interest- 
ing and appreciated by all. 

Trees Donated to College. 

Mr. Israel Bowers, the fruit-tree man 
of our town, is interested in further 
beautifying the College Campus. C. W. 
Stuart & Co., of Newark, New York, and 
through his influence his company re- 
recently donated a nice lot of trees to 
the College. 

On Arbor Day, with appropriate ex- 
ercises, these wdl be planted on the Col- 
lege grounds. They will be a lasting 
monument to the kindness of both Mr. 
Bowers and his Company. We express 
our gratitude to these gentlemen for re- 
membering us so kindly. 

If you want fruit-trees of any kind, or 
ornamental trees, Mr. Bowers will be 
glad to furnish you. 

Card of Thanks. 

The editor-in-chief hereby gratefully 
acknowledges the receipt of Easter 
cards, colored eggs, arbutus, hyacinths, 
fruit, etc., received from her friends in 
April. Such treats are always freighted 
with expressions of good will, and are 
very much appreciated indeed. 




Keystone Liiterary Society. 

The Eighth Anniversary of tbe Key- 
stone Literary Society was fitly celebrated 
on Friday evening, April 9. Eight brief 
years have passed into history since the 
society was first organized, and what 
progress it has made! From a few mem- 
bers it has grown to a large number who 
are always willing to act well their part 
so that the few woo have not yet become 
members may be touched and influenced 
to join. 

The meeting was called to order at 
7:45 by the President Prof. J. G. Myer, 
'05, of Fredericksburg, Pa., now a 
student at F. & M. College, Lancaster. 
Prayer was offered by Prof. E. E. Eshel- 
man, teacher in the Bible Department. 
The Address of Welcome was delivered 
by the President. Miss Mae Dulebohn, 
'0(3, recited in an able and pleasing man- 
ner, "The First Settler's Story.". The 
Male Quartette sang, "Evening Star," 
and "Willow Tree." The Female Quar- 
tette sang, "Gently Speak," and "Whis- 
pering Leaves." The Literary Echo, 
was read by Agnes Ryan, '09. Dr. R. 
K. Buehrle, Supt. of City Schools of 
Lancaster, Pa., was the chief speaker of 
the evening. 

Arbor Day Program. 

The following Arbor Day Program was 
executed on the College campus, Friday, 
April :?'->, 1909, S p. m. Music. Address 
by President of the Class, A. P. Geib. 
Declamation, G. A. VV. Stoutfer. Song, 
Words, J. H. Rosecrans, Music, Eliza- 
beth Kline. Essay, Estella Frantz. 
Recitation, Agnes Ryan. Music. Ora- 
tion, H. L. Smith. Address, E. E. 
Eshelman. Song, Words, Mrs. B. F. 
Wampler, Music, Jennie Miller. Plant- 
ing of the Tree. Music. Report of 
these exercises will be given in next 
issue of our paper. 

Work of Social Committee. 

The Social Committee after carefully 

considering the value of social training 
as a part of one's education, arranged 
a series of talks to be given to the student 
body. Some good results have already 
been seen along this line of College Train- 
ing. This is not one of the requirements 
ot the catalogue but we think one of the 
advantages offered by the institution. 
March 11, "Social Value of Co-education" 
was ably discussed by Prof. E. E. Eshel- 
man. March 17, Miss Leah Sheaffer read 
a good pa per on "Manners in the Home." 
April 2, "Manners in Public Places" was 
well discussed by Prof. B. F. Wampler. 
April 9. Miss Haas told us "What to do 
and What not to do at the Table" and 
afterwards a question and answer class 
had a lively discussion on this important 
phase of the work. April 15, Miss Myer 
held before the girls the bigh ideal of 
"Purity and Truth." Prof. Ober ad- 
dressed the gentlemen the same morning 
in another room. The following are yet 
to come: April 2o, "How to Write Social 
Letters," (Letters of Sympathy, Con- 
gratulations and Introductions.) Mrs. 
Wampler. April 29, "Little Things and 
their Meaning." Prof. W. K. Gish. 
May 7, "Church Manners," Prof. M. A. 
Good. May 13, "How to Conduct One- 
self in Company," Miss Fogelsanger. 
May IS, "Street Etiquette," Prof. W. E. 

Class of 1909. 

The roll of the Senior Class is as fol- 
lows: — Pedagogical Course, A. P. Geib, 
H. L. Smith; English Scientific, H. K. 
Eby, Estella Frantz, Laban Leiter, Agnes 
Ryan, G. A. W. Stoutfer, Ella G. Young; 
English Bible Course, Martha Martin; 
Music Teachers' Course,Emma Cashman, 
Elizabeth Kline, Jennie Miller; Piano 
Course, Viola E. Withers; Commercial 
Course, Joshua Reber, Miles Roth, Abel 
Maderia, Anna Heisey, Gertrude Miller; 
Course in Stenography; Edith Engle, 
Blaine Ober and Edna Wittle. 

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Number of Classes Daily. 

The spring term has opened with the 
largest number of daily recitationsiu the 
history of the College. There are about 
eighty recitations each day under the 
supervision of twenty-one teachers, some 
teaching seven classes, some ouly one. 
The following classes recite daily in 
Pedagogy; Elementary Pedagogy, Phil- 
osophy of Teaching, Etymology, Genetic 
Psychology, Methodology and Systems 
of Education; in Science: Elementary 
Botany, Cryptogamic Laboratory Work 
and Minute Anatomy of Phanerogams, 
Physiology, Elementary Agriculture, 
Political Geography, Physical Geography 
and Chemistry; in Mathematics; Solid 
Geometry, Analytic Geometry and Sur- 
veying, Trigonometry, Plane Geometry, 
Higher Algebra, A Algebra, P Algebra, 
C Algebra, A Arithmetic, B Arithmetic, 
C Arithmetic, L> Arithmetic, A Mental 
Arithmetic, B Mental Arithmetic and 
Reeiew of Algebra; in Latin: Virgil, 
Cicero, two classes in Caesar, and two 
classes in Latin Elements; in German: 
Eirst Year German, and Second Year 
German; in English: Advanced Euglish, 
two classes in A Grammar, B Grammer, 
C Grammar, D Grammar, Elocution, 
English Literature, American Literature, 
Orthography, and Reading; in Bible: 
History of church ot the Brethren, two 
classes in the Life of Christ, Psalms and 
Matthew; in History: Civics, U. S. His- 
tory and General History; in Commercial 
branches: two classes in Shorthand, 
Letter Writing, two classes in Penman- 
ship, Commercial Arithmetic, two classes 
in Book-keeping, Rapid Calculation and 
three classes in Typewriting; in Philoso- 
phy: Ethics; in Art: two classes in 
Drawing,. Vocal Music, Chorus, two 
classes in Harmony, and periods for 
Voice Culture and Piano Lessons. 

The Sunday School formal class meets 
twice a week and ihe Missionary Read- 
ing Circle once a week, in addition to 
the above named classes. b. w. s. 

Talk in Chapel. 

On April :!, Prof. B. F. Warn pier gave 
an instructive talk to the students in the 
College chapel on the subject, "Manners 
in Public Places." 

He emphasized the importance of 
being true ladies and gentlemen. "The 
true lady and gentleman may enter any 
society circles and not fell embarrassed. 
The general rules of etiquette will be in 
good taste in any local community. The 
business men read many of their future 
clerks in public places and hence we 
should be careful not to act the clown in 

The more of selfishness we have the 
poorer our manners are. Obstacles to 
persons should be removed as far as is 
consistent by those about them. We 
should show tenderness to the bashful." 

The following points on attending 
lectures, etc., were presented: 

1. Be on time. 

'2. Do not enter while a number is 
being performed. Remain outside until 
the number is finished or until an inter- 
mission is given. 

8. Do not do any loud talking and no 
whispering or boisterous laughing. 

4. Do not rush to get out. 

Good instructions were also given con- 
cerning church and station manners. 

k. w. s. 

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- Editor-in-Chief. RALPH W. SCHLOSSER, '07, Managing Editor 


H. L. SMITH, '08, - - Exchanges. LEAH SHEAFFER, '07, - - - Local. 

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M. A. GOOD, 

Business Manager. 

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Entered as Second-Class Matter April 19, 1909, at Elizabethtown Post Office. 


Our Location. 

Our college is located on an eminence 
surrounded by charming landscapes and 
hills. We have on the north the Cone- 
wago creek and the South Mountain 
with the famous Summer resort of Mt. 
Gretna, the location of the Pennsylvania 
Chautauqua School. On the east of us 
is the Chiques creek and on the south 
the Conestoga, both noted as names of 
Indian tribes who had their homes here. 
About four miles from us are the Done- 
egal Springs, an old Scotch-Irish Presby- 
terian Church, and the home of ex-Sen- 
ators Simon and Donald Cameron. 

These are not all the things of interest 
that concern us. We are located in one 
of the most enterprising church districts 
in Eastern Pennsylvania. Our elders are 
S. R. Zue: and S. H. Hertzler, both men 
of good judgment and large experience. 
Our church is a working church. We 
have our S. S Advisory Committees, a 
Christian Worker's organization, Tem- 
perance and Look-Out Committee, and 
we are now considering the advisability 
of organizing a Home Department in the 

With such historical and religious en- 
vironment and with a Board of Trustees 
made up of enterprising ana Christian 

gentlemen, who will not predict success 
and continued progress for Elizabeth- 
town College ! 

The School Code. 

The bill concerning a new School Code 
which was passed by both houses of our 
State Legislature lately, was vetoed by 
Governor Stuart on May 15th. 

We commend our Governor for his 
good judgment in vetoing the bill. 

The Pennsylvania School Journal of 
Lancaster says with regard to the pass- 
age of this bill, the following: — 

"The ISew School Code in its final 
form was passed in the Senate by a vote 
of 35 to 10 and the house concurred in 
the Senate amendments by a vote of 126 
to 68. If approved by the Governor it 
will wipe from the statute books several 
hundred aeueral laws and more than two 
thousand special laws. Those who led 
the light for the Code were obliged to 
accept some amendments which the edu- 
cators of the State will consider bad leg- 
islation, but it is hoped that the objec- 
tionable features can be eliminated one 
by one at subsequent sessions of the 

"This legislation is a compromise and 
some of the amendments were made to 
secure the passage of the Code. In all 
the discussions the question was never 


raised whether the New Code would 
give the children better school facilities. 
Had one of the inhabitants of Mars lis- 
tened to the disputes, he might have in- 
ferred that the schools exist for the ben- 
efit of directors and publishers and bank- 
ers and treasurers and tax collectors." 

Calendar for Commencement Week, 

A committee has been appointed to 
arrange the Calendar for Commencement 
week. The different features will be ar- 
ranged for the following dates: 

Sunday, June 13, Baccalaureate Ser- 
mon by Ptof. I. N. H. Beahm. 

Monday evening, June 14, Music Pro- 
gram, both instrumental and vocal. 

Tuesday evening, June 15, Commercial 
Program arranged for graduates in Com- 
mercial courses. 

Wednesday afternoon, June 16, Class 
Day Exercises. The history of the Class 
will be read by H. K. Eby, of Manheim. 
the future success of the Class will be 
revealed by the prophet Agnes Ryan of 
Brooklyn; and the Class Poem will be 
read by Martha Martin of Elizabethtown 

Wednesday evening, June 16, Public 
Alumni Meeting. 

Thursday morning, June 17, Com- 
mencement Exercises proper. 

All are cordially invited to attend as 
many of these exercises as possible. 


Beautiful Flowers 

(Snugs sung by Senior Class on Arbor Day, Apr. 29). 

Beautiful the lovely flowers, 
That adorn this world of ours; 
Beautiful the thoughts they bring, 
Bursting through the soil in spring. 

Beautiful flowers, beautiful Mowers, 

Bursting thro' the soil in spring, 
Beautiful flowers, beautiful flowers, 

Beautiful the tho'ts they bring. 

Beautiful the winds that bear 
Flow'rs' sweet fragrance on the air: 

Dutiful the flow'rs appear, 
Filling missions of good cheer. 

Beautiful these gifts of Cod, 
Strewn along the paths we trod; 
Dutiful, we'll prize each bloom, 
Robbing earth of dismal gloom. 

Arbor Day Song 

Upon this bare, unsheltered ground, 

The living germs we strew, 

And pray for kindly summers, 

And fertilizing dew. 

Receive the acorns, mother Earth, 

And feed them year by year, 

Till proud and high, toward the sky, 

Their lordly boughs they rear. 

Winds, blow gently o'er them! 

Rain, fall softly down ! 

Earth, enwrap them warmly 

In thy bosom brown. 

Beneath the shadow of their leaves 

The mated birds shall play ; 

And friends in calm mid-summer eaves 

Shall meet at closing day, 

Or sit together side by side, 

In solitary nooks, 

To read in one another's voice 

The lore not learned in books. 

Winds, blow gently o'er them! 

Stars, look kindly through! 

Fortune, smile upon them, 

If their hearts be true ! 

And when a hundred years have passed 

The oaks grown old and hoar, 

Shall serve to form some mighty fleet, 

To guard our native shore. 

By trusty hearts, in peril's hour, 

Our flag shall be unfurled, 

To sound in fame Columbia's name, 

In thunder over the world. 

Winds, blow gently o'er them! 

Calm thy rage, O sea! 

Bear thy burden proudly 

On to victory ! 

M i 

Arbor Day. 

We come on this glad Arbor Day, 
To plant in honor's name; 


A tree from class of 1909, 
O, loud may be their fame. 

We plant a tree for future years, 
To shelter from the storm, 

And keep the summer's burning rays, 
From traveler's weary worn. 

Chorus : 
Come spring with thy sunshine, 

And refreshing showers 
God protect and make thee, 

Beauteous from this hour. 

We beautify our land today, 

By planting thus a tree, 
A token of our noble life, 

Our land we give to thee. 
Our Alma Mater too we love 

And homage now we pay, 
By planting in this honored soil 

A tree this gladsome day. 

When storms of life come thick and 
For bird and beast and all, 
O tree with many leafy bowers, 

On thee for shelter call. 
We plant a tree so tall and straight, 

The emblem of our class, 
It upward points to that blest land, 
VVhere we shall have to pass. 

Words by Mrs. Warn pier. 
Music by Jennie Miller. 

Preservation of Forests. 

(Recite by Miss Ryan, April 29, 1909). 

James Lane Allen, sitting before an 
open fire, and watching, with sympathe- 
tic thoughtfulness, the burning of an old 
oak log, said : 

"How much we are wasting when we 
change this old oak back into his ele- 
ments—smoke and light, heat and ashes. 
What a magnificient work he was on 
natural history, requiring hundreds of 
years for his preparation and comple- 
tion, written in a language so learned 
that not the wisest can read him wisely, 
and enduringlv bound in the finest, of 
tree calf. It is a dishonor to speak of 

him as a work. He was a doctor of phi- 
losophy ! He should have been a col- 
lege professor ! Think how he could 
have used his own feet for a series of 
lectures on the laws of equilibrium, ca- 
pillary attraction, or soils and moisture ! 
Was there ever a head that knew as 
much as his about the action of light ? 
Did any human being evermore grandly 
bear the burden of life or better face the 
tempests of the world? What did he 
not know about birds? He had carried 
them in his arms and nurtured them in 
his bosom for a thousand years. Even 
his old coat, with all its rents and patch- 
es — what roll of papyrus was ever so 
crowded with the knowledge? The aug- 
ust antiquarian ! The old king ! Can 
you imagine a funeral bier too noble for 
his ashes? He will not keep the wind 
away any longer; we shall change him 
into a kettle of lye with which to whiten 
our floors." 

Cornell University, appreciating the 
harmful effect of the rapid disappearance 
of our forests and the wholesale destruc- 
tion of trees, has opened a new course to 
its students, known as a "Course in For- 
estry." It is the only college in the U. 
S. that is giving scientific attention to a 
matter that so deeply concerns the wel- 
fare of our people. 

Aside from the immediate commercial 
effect of the lessening of timber produc- 
tion is no less important result of the 
change in climatic conditions produced 
by a small forest area. Cornell has 80,- 
000 acres in the Adirondack Mountains 
secured as a forest reserve. Over one 
million small trees of different varieties 
have been planted on this land. The 
study of their growth will give students 
a practical knowledge of the trees best 
fitted to varied conditions of soil, expo- 
sure, moisture and the like. There is 
surprisingly little general knowledge on 
this subject. It has been truly said 
that he who plants a tree plants a hope. 
Many more trees would be planted if 


people understood the variety of tree 
best suited to certain soils and condit- 

One of the most pleasing features of 
European countries is the excellent sys- 
tem of roads bordered by miles and 
miles of trees. With proper stimulation 
of interest in tree-planting and culture 
in the schools cannot fail to awaken an 
intelligent interest in these monarchs of 
the forest. Any and all means that 
awaken a desire to save our forests and 
beautify our country should be earnest- 
ly commended and encouraged. The 
people have too long looked at trees 
through eyes trained to see "lumber" 
and that only. 

The Oak 

^Declaimed by G. A. W. Stauffer) 

What gnarled stretch, what depth of 
shade, is his. 
There needs no crown to mark the for- 
est's king; 
How in his leaves outshines full sum- 
mer's bliss; 
Sun, storm, rain, dew, to him their 
tribute bring, 
Which he with such benignant royalty 
Accepts, as overpayeth what is lent; 
All nature seems his vassal proud to be, 
And cunning only for his ornament. 

How towers he, too, amid the billowed 
An unequaled exile from the summer's 
Whose plain, uncinctured front more 
kingly shows, 
Now that the obscuring courtier leaves 
are Mown. 
His boughs make music of the winter air, 
Jewelled with sleet, like some cathe- 
dral front, 
Where clinging snow-Hakes with quaint 
art repair 
The dints and furrows of time's en- 
vious brunt. 

How doth his patient strength the rude 

March wind 
Persuade to seem glad breaths of sum- 
mer breeze, 
And win the soil that fain would be un- 
To swell his revenues with proud in- 
He is the gem; and all the landscape 
(So doth his grandeur isolate the sense) 
Seems but the sitting, worthless all be- 
An empty socket, were he fallen 

So, from oft converse with life's wintry 
Should man learn how to clasp with 
tougher roots 
The inspiring earth; how otherwise 
The leaf-creating sap that sunward 
So every ear that falls with noiseless 
Should fill old scars up on the storm- 
ward side, 
And make hoar age revered for age's 
Not for traditions of youth's leafy 

So, from the pinched soil of a churlish 
True hearts compel the sap of sturdier 
So between earth and heaven stand sim- 
ply great, 
That these shall seem but their atten- 
dants both; 
For nature's forces with obedient zeal, 
Wait on the rooted faith and oaken 
As quickly the pretender's cheat they 
And turn mad Pucks to flout and 
mock him still. 

Lord ! all Thy works are lessons; each 



Some emblem of man's all containing 
Shall he make fruitless all Thy glorious 
Delving within Thy grace an eyeless 
mole ? 
Make me the least of thy Dodoua-grove, 
Cause me some message of thy truth 
to bring, 
Speak but a word through me, nor let 
thy love 
Among my boughs disdain to perch 
and sing. — Lowell. 


Manners in the Home. 

The subject as assigned to me is "Man- 
ner in the Home." You may say a 
rather queer subject to speak on to 
young men and women at school. Yes, 
but we all come from homes and we all 
expect to return, therefore rather timely 
alter all. 

These talks do not infer that we know 
nothing about these subjects but are 
meant to impress upon our minds the 
thought of the importance of our rela- 
tion to others. We are so otten unmind- 
ful of the little courtesies of life that it 
was deemed wise that this subject should 
be discussed. The old proverb says. 
"Manners make the man," aud if man 
makes the home, then manners make 
the home. This sets forth more truth 
than first thought will show. Manners 
make the home and vice versa. I hear 
some one say, "oh what's the use of all 
this formality and set rules of action in 
the home. Manners are all right in 
society but where the relations are so in- 
timate as in the home they can very 
easily be dispensed with." 

This is just the sad mistake that too. 
many boys and girls are making. If 
manners are important anywhere it is in 
the home. It is a fact that the home is 
the greatest mouldingintluenceinsociety 
and the fact that habits are formed in 

youth is evidence enough to show that 
unless courtesy and kindness are prac- 
ticed in the home they will never be 

Good manners should begin at home. 
There is nothing like indifference to 
these things at home with the idea that 
in company one will show well. It can- 
not be done. No young man or woman 
can ever be truly courteous, thoroughly 
polite, who has not been polite and cour- 
teous to his parents, to his brothers and 
sisters. The most agreeable persons in 
company are those who are most agree- 
able at home. Home is after all the best 
school for all the best things. I pity the 
girl or boy who have never been taught 
the first principles of courtesy and 
politeness. They are disliked by their 
school-fellows, are selfish, inconsiderate, 
rude and can never hope to gain friends. 

We must be courteous, agreeable, civil, 
kind, manly and womanly at home and 
then it will become a kind of second 
nature everywhere. A coarse, rude, un- 
refined manner at home begets a habit 
of rudeness that cannot be laid aside 
when in the presence of strangers. 

Good manners are an essential part of 
life-education and their importance can- 
not be too strongly magnified. It has 
been said: "The highest compliment 
that can be offered a young man is that 
he is a tender, devoted son or brother, 
and the worthiest sentiment that can be 
uttered in praise of a woman is that she 
inspires a son or brother with such re- 
spect and affection." 

Some one says: "Good manners is the. 
result of much good sense, some good 
nature and a little self-denial for the 
sake of others." Self denial — ah! yes, 
every member of the household has 
rights and privileges which must be re- 
spected and if our inclinations overlap 
their rights our desires must be curbed. 
We must deny ourselves anything which 
would in any way disturb the peace of 
the family. 


Undoubtedly our tirst and highest 
duty in the home is to our parents. 
Father and mother have long cared for 
us, they have borne the burden and heat 
of the day, they have made all possible 
sacrifices for our welfare and we in turn 
should return to them our kindest 
courtesies, our best endeavors, our 
sincerest devotion. A young man should 
treat his mother with all the deference 
he would show to his sweetheart. A 
young woman should be just as con- 
siderate of her father's wishes as she 
would be of her lover's. In all the little 
things. We cannot well realize what a 
pleasant "good morning," a hearty 
"thank you" a genial smile and a host 
of other seemingly minor things, mean 
to father and mother when they are tired 
and weary. Every courtesy due con- 
ventionally to ladies in general is due to 
a boy's mother, he should lift his hat to 
her at the door, he should offer her a 
chair, he should pick up any article she 
may drop, he should be ever ready to 
lighten her burden. 

A boy once said to another, "You bowed 
to your mother as if you had not seen 
her half a dozen times to-day." "Cer- 
tainly"was the reply "a boy who doesn't 
know enough to doh" his hat to his 
mother couldn't go in our set, let me tell 
you." Oh, for more boys who are ready 
to doff their hats to their mothers. We 
bid good speed to the day when each 
boy and girl shall deem it the height of 
ill manners to do or say anything which 
should be contrary to father's or mother's 
desire. No member of the household 
should speak harshly, boisterously nor 
rudely to any member of the family and 
especially not to father or mother. 

Let me read from Margaret Sangster, 
"Father and mother are at the top of the 
hill. Their steps must soon tread the 
descending slope. They gave of their 
self denial, their vigor, their generosity 
to educate you, when you were younger; 
they spared no pains that you might 
have the very best thev could obtain 

for you. Now, they are weary. They 
find the honey growing then on their 
daily bread. They need the stimulant of 
younger life. You may be to them as 
the tide to the barren shore, Hooding 
them with gladness and tilling them with 
hope. We shall never be sorry for our 
heedful thought for our beloved ones, 
and we should remind ourselves to wait 
a little for the feet that cannot keep our 
pace, and yield a little to those who have 
a right to ask from us consideration be- 
cause on us they have spent much 

"Don't forget your aged father 

With his slowly failing sight, 
With his locks once thick and raven, 

Scanty now and almost white; 
Tho' he may be old and feeble, 

You must still be ever kind, 
Years ago 'twas he sustained you 

Strong in body and in mind." 
Don't forget your aged mother 

With her care-worn furrowed brow 
All the light of bygone pleasures 

Cruel time has faded now; 
Memory is slowly waning 

Ah! how soon its powers will fail 
(uiide her gently till she passes 

Safe within the mystic veil." 
Perhaps the next important phase of 
home manners concerns the relation of 
brother and sister. There is nothing 
more charming than the chivalrous at- 
tention which some boys shower upon 
their mothers and sisters. It is a thing 
of beauty to the looker-in and must be 
a joy forever to the receiver. No boy 
can do any leas than this and be a real, 
true gentleman. What would you think 
of a boy who would allow his sister to 
hunt his hat, to run upstairs after his 
gloves, to find this and that which in his 
carelessness he lost? A young lady 
visiting in a certain house was greatly 
surprised to see the boy of the family 
spring up to light the gas for his sister 
and quickly take the basket from her 
hand when she attempted to put some 


coal on the fire. "My brother would 
never think of being so polite to me, 
remarked the sister." "So much the 
worse for your brother," thought the 
rest. Everybody should feel a certain 
guardianship over his sister, tho' she 
may be older for she is weaker and 
needs his help. But do the girls have 
nothing to do? Oh yes, their task is 
equal. Sisters should never be so rude 
as to fail to acknowedge the courtesies 
shown them by their brothers. If it is 
unladylike not to acknowledge the at- 
tention of a stranger it is doubly so on 
the part of a brother. I have heard say 
that a brother is an awful thing to have. 
I can't voice for that. But let me say 
that girls who have no brothers in the 
home and boys without sisters have lost 
one means of development which cannot 
be supplied in after life. Those of you 
who have this blessing, avail yourselves of 
the opportunity. A brother's kindness 
in placing a chair, opening a door to his 
sisters, ottering himself as her escort 
should always be returned by a willing- 
ness on the part of a sister to sew on a hut- 
ton, mend his gloves, to thank him 
for his painstaking and to bow as 
politely to him as she would to some- 
body else's brother. 

We have tried to show the necessity of 
courtesy and kindness to those in the 
home, now to those who visit in the 
home. We frequently hear, "Oh, she's 
my mother's company, I need not trouble 
myself about her." Is this a correct 
opinion? No. Every guest who is en- 
tertained in the home is a guest of the 
entire family to a certain extent. If the 
mother has guests every other member 
of the family should feel it his duty to 
strive to entertain them. Young people 
can pay delicate attention to their 
parents' guests. The easiest chair may 
be offered, the morning paper supplied, 
or an occasional flower laid on the 
breakfast plate, not with the idea of 
making the guest feel that these things 

cause any exertion, but instead they 
should be done unobtrusively and with 
a view of making them feel at home. 

If a few friends come to make a short 
call of course all present will rise to re- 
ceive them. It would be very rude in- 
deed for one of the family, to continue 
reading or other amusement without 
pausing to greet whoever entered. 

When we as young people have quests 
of our own, we should entertain them to 
the best of our ability. But we must be 
careful not to make them feel that their 
company is burdensome. If we give 
them the best we have, both 
in heart and home, we show hos- 

Our conversation should be such that 
interests all, up-to-date, not gossip 
but subjec s such as are edifying. 
We should join in the games and amuse- 
ments that are the choice of the guests 
and in all things bend our will to theirs. 
Some one says: 

"The true art of being agreeable, is 
to appear well pleased with all the 
company, and rather to seem well enter- 
tained with them, than to bring enter- 
tainment to them." 

Do you think these are a lot of rules 
which can never be obeyed in 
full? They can. There is no need 
for affectation, there is no need for one 
not being himself. Be natural and the 
rest will follow. We should ever keep 
in mind that it is our duty to help to 
make others happy and we should con- 
sider it a great privilege. The world 
needs charity, it needs kindness, itneeds 
respect for the rights of others, it needs 
courtesy, it needs good manners in 
the home. 

Kletzing says, "There is at this day, 
undeniably, among the rising genera- 
tion, a lack of courteous demeanor in the 
family. Of all the places in the world, 
let the bov understand that home is the 



place where he should speak the gentlest 
and the most kindly, and there is the 
place above all, where courteous de- 
meanor should prevail." Be sociable 
without being forward; polite but not 
pert; self-possessed, but not egotistic. 
Be uniformly kind, courteous and con- 
siderate, if you would preserve love and 
respect. Every member of every home 
should take for his motto, "Whatsoever 
ye would that men should do to you, do 
ye even so to them." Eollow this and 
there will be no scolding about things 
not to be remedied, no grumbling when 
meals are not just on time, no fault 
finding, no cross looks, no angry words, 
no boisterous or rude conduct, no clouds, 
all sunshine, and home will be a 
veritable paradise, a haven of peace. 

In conclusion let me read a stanza from 
Wiggin — "Every little seed of courtesy, 
kindness and consideration for others 
sown in the home circle will spring up 
and bear many more after its own kind 
which shall be scattered like the seeds of 
plants, by winds and waters, and shall 
be a blessing to the world wherever 
they may tall." Leah M. Sheaffer. 

Little Things. 

i Synopsis of talk given in Chapel by W, R. Gish) 

Nothing is too small for So little a 
creature as man. The smallest tendency 
to evil thinking, if left unguarded may 
wreck character and life. The greatest 
and best of men have not been above 
caring for the little things, some of 
which have to do with every hour and 
purpose of our lives. 

It is the observance of little things 
which is the secret of success in art, 
science, business and every pursuit in 
life. The observing of a sea weed float- 
ing past his ship enabled Columbus to 
quell the mutiny which had arisen among 
his men, and to assure them that the 
new world they sought was not far off 

All human knowledge is simply an 
accumulation of small facts, each suc- 

ceeding generation adding but a few, 
until at last it has grown to be a 
mighty pyramid. 

Is it not the myriads of almost imper- 
ceptible stars that light the heavens 
with the milky way? So with character. 
There are no such things as triples in the 
biography of men. Every litttle thing 
will have a great influence. Little things 
in youth accumulate into character in 
age and into destiny and eternity. 
Acorns cover the earth with forests and 
the oceans with navies. "All the links 
in that glorious chain which is in all and 
around all we can see and admire, or at 
least admit, but the staple to which it 
is fastened is the throne of Deity itself." 

Little acts are the elements of true 
greatness. They raise life's value to its 
highest power like the exponents in 
mathematics; they are the tests of 
character; they are the straws on life's 
current which show its way; the heart 
comes out in them; they help to make 
the immortal man. A word, a frown, a 
smile, — all are little things of great 

"Little self-denials, little honesties, 
little passing words of comfort and 
sympathy, little nameless acts of kind- 
ness, little victories over temptations, — 
these are the silent threads of gold 
which when woven together gleam out 
so brightly in the pattern of life that 
God approves." 

Resident of Belfast, Maine, Writes 
of their Tour. 

(Taken from the Elizabethtown Herald) 

Belfast, Me., .May 12, '09 
Editor Herald. — "Trusting that your 
readers, especially in your town will be 
interested to learn of the impression 
that Elders Hertzler and Beahm are 
making upon the people 'Way down in 
Maine,' I send an item in regard to 
them and their work here. 

Elders Beahm and Hertzler of Eliza- 
bethtown, Pa., are making a tour of the 


1 1 

New England states, in the interests of 
the Uhurch of the Brethren. They 
made their headquarters while in Bel- 
fast, Maine, with me, T. H. Fernald, 
the only member of this church in the 
state and a member of the church at 
East Akron, Ohio. Saturday, May 8, 
they rode to Liberty, about sixteen 
miles west of Belfast, on their way mak- 
ing arrangements to hold a service at 
Belmont, a small town along the route, 
on their return Sunday. The meeting at 
the latter place was well attended and 
the interest good. At this point the 
Word of God is seldom heard and a good 
impression was made on these people by 
the words spoken to them by these 
faithful servants of our Master. They 
were urged to come again, as they were 
by everyone whom they had met. 
Sunday evening they held a prayer ser- 
vice at the home of John S. Fernald, 
who has been an invalid for five years 
and a "shut-in" for nearly two years. 
This sitting together resulted in much 
good to all present and had a quieting 
effect upon the invalid, as he seems 
much better since that evening. We 
were all very sorry to have them leave 
so soon, but duty called them elsewhere. 
The good they have done on their short 
tour of Old New England will never be 
known to us. We congratulate Eliza- 
bethtown on having two such men, and 
know they are doing great good in your 
community. Yours truly, 

Belfast, Maine. 

Prospects look bright for a fair attend- 
ance at the Summer School to be held at 
the College in July and part of August. 
Those desiring to take up music, address 
Prof, or Mrs. B. F. Warn pier. Those 
desiring work on other branches of 
study, Language, Mathematics, etc., 
write to Dr. D. C. Reber. 

Subscribe for "Our College Times," 
fifty cents a year. 

Reform Spelling. 

Dr. R. K. Buehrle, City Superinten- 
dent, Lancaster, Pa., says. — "Why not 
spel according to the American and the 
British Philological Societies' 'Ten 
Rules of Simplified Spelling' ?" 

(1) Drop silent e and (6) the final one 
of dubl consonants when fonetically 
useles, (2) a from ea having the sound 
of e, (5) silent u after g before a and in 
native English words, t in tch (10) and 
final ue. Change o and ou (4) having 
the sound of u in but to u, and d (7) to 
t, gh and ph to f, and (8) s to z when so 

We publish with pleasure the following 
contribution: — 

Lancaster, Pa., May 11, 1909 
To the President of Elizabeth town College 

Dear Sir: — I send you for the pages of 
your College Jurnal a few lines which, if 
deemd worthy, you may print in the 
orthografy in which they ar writn, and 
send me a copy of the issu in which 
they will appear. 

Very respectfully, 

R. K. Bl T EHRLE. 

Abend Lied. 

Wie geht so klar und inunter 
Die liebe Sonne unter! 
Wie schant sie uns so freundlichan 
\ T onihrer hohen Himmelsbahn! 

Das ist so ihre Weise 
Sie steiget still und Ieise. 
Wer flink am Tage Gutes thut 
Dem ist's am Abend wohl zu Muth! 

Drum wallt nur frohen Muthes 

Wie Sie und thuet Gutes! 

Dann schlieszt ihr froelich euern Lauf 

Und steht frohlockend wieder auf. 

translated: — 

Evening Song. 

How bright and clear 
, The sun so dear 
Now sinks to rest 



In th' golden west! 

He looks at us with a frendly eye 

From his lofty highway in the sky. 

Such is his way : 

lie moves all day 

In silence quite 

From morn til night. 

Who quickly, all day does the good 

At eve is in the happiest mood. 

Then just liv on 

With gladest hart; 

Like him do good 

Where'er thou art ; 

Thus bring your life to gladsum close, 

Exultant rise from sweet repose. 

Society Notes 

The Society is still laboring on, in its 
regular order, pressing toward its ideal. 
Manv interesting programs have been 
rendered lately. 

An amendment to the constitution is 
under consideration at present to meet 
the demands of the work. 

The following questions have lately 
been debated: Resolved: That the 
Dingley Tariff should be revised. Re- 
solved: That Arbor Day should receive 
more recognition than the 4th of July. 
Resolved: That the study of Language 
affords more intellectual culture than 
the study of Mathematics. 

A slight deviation from the regular 
routine of exercises was observed in the 
following program: 

Essav— Miss Florence Garber. 

Synopsis of Current Events— Mr. A. M. 

Instrumental Solo— Miss Leah Sheatfer 

Recitation — Miss Ava Witmer. 

Impromptu Class — Prof. Gish. 

Original Storv— Miss Carrie Cassel. 

Echo— By Editor, Mr. B. F. Waltz. 

Music— Quartet. 

The students are looking forward to 
the day when the labors of school will 
be laid aside for a few weeks. But all 
are putting forth good efforts as long as 
the work lasts. w. k. g. 


Is there any foundation for believing 
in Dreams, Signs, Luc It. 'Witches, Etc 

(Answer to a referred question read in Literary So- 
ciety, February 12, 1909. ) 

How a school girl who has not studied 
Psycology, Philology, Paleology, Path- 
ology, Astrology, Cosmogony, Sociology 
or Mythology can answer such a ques- 
tion as this, profoundly, scholastically 
and comprehensively, is more than a 
small mind such as I have, can answer; 
but since the mark of a good soldier is 
obedience and since the mark of a good 
student is willingness, and since the 
mark of a good member of Literary 
Society is loyalty, we do, with great 
reluctance, take up our pen to discuss 
this weighty and profound question. 
Superstitious beliefs are found in all 
countries, but the more uncivilized man 
is found to be, the more he is guided 
by superstition. That the claims of 
superstition and ignorance might be 
broken asunder, and idols cast into the 
dust, no little amount of sympathy has 
gone out to those benighted heathen 
lands, to say nothing of millions of 
wealth expended for their good. It is 
passingly strange that these beliefs held 
sacred by these heathen, are held in 
common by thousands, yea millions of 
the inhabitants of this country where 
Gospel light sheds its halo of heavenly 
illumination. Sad the reflection, 
that many hearts and homes are 
under the shadow of evil surmisings. If 
we are to guide and direct our lives by 
superstition we are placing ourselves in 
the savage state. We are becoming 
ignorant. What great slavery ignorant 
people are in! Many inroads have been 
made into our beloved fraternity, and 
the alluring falsities of designing men 
and women have so far confused the 
mind of some, that they have denied 
the faith. It is amazing how much 
superstition yet lingers in the world. 
What a conglomeration of ideas is thrown 
together claiming recognition as truth. 

(Continued in July issue) 




.Library Notes. 

During April the following books were 
received : From Dr. D. C. Reber — Prac- 
tical Logic, Gregory; from the Library 
Fund — The Psalms, DeWitt; Commen- 
tary on the Psalms, Delitzsch, (3 vols.); 
Spectrum Analysis, Lockyer; Physiology 
of Bodily Exercise, Lagrange. 

L. D. Kose, Librarian. 


Myer-Martin — On April 7, at the home 
of the bride in Ephrata, Anna D. Mar- 
tin was married to Clayton Myer, for- 
merly of New Holland, now of Lititz, 
Eld. I. W. Taylor officiating. 

Blough-Little— On April 27, Elder A. 
S. Hottenstein united in marriage at his 
residence in East Petersburg, George W. 
Plough, of Elizabethtown and Ada M. 
Little, '07, of East Petersburg. 

Strayer-Gran — On Saturday May 8, at 
the home of a minister in Denton, Md., 
Miss Emelia Gran and Waldo Strayer 
both of Brooklyn. N. Y., were united in 
the holy bonds of wedlock. They took 
a trip to Johnstown, Pa , which was the 
former home of Mr. Strayer. 

Our College Times extends to all these 
friends congratulations and best wishes 
for a happy and prosperous future. 


Some of our "Exchanges" come in 
late. It is an admirable trait of a school 
paper to be always on time. 

The last number of the "Normal Vid- 
ette" was greatly appreciated by our 
students. The "School News" was 
especially interesting as it treated the 
centenary of the birth of noble men in a 
creditable manner. 

The Albright Bulletin contained a 
timely article on "The Practical Value of 
the Study of English." 

"As Others See Us" in "The Linden 
Hall Echo" was a good article. 

We gratefully acknowledge the follow- 
ing exchanges: — Manchester College 
Bulletin. North Manchester, Indiana; 
Linden Hall Echo, Lititz, Pa.; Albright 
Bulletin, Myerstown, Pa.; Juniata Echo, 
Huntingdon, Pa.; College Rays, Union 
Bridge, Md.; Normal Vidette, Kutztown, 
Pa.; Purple and Gold, Ashland, O.; 
College Campus, Mt. Morris, III.; New 
York University Weekly, N. Y.; Ursinus 
Weekly, Collegeville, Pa.; Friendship 
Banner, Rock Hill, S. C. E. R, Ruhl. 

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The appearance of the Campus has 
been greatly improved lately by the 
dragging of the road running around the 
College. Several of the flower beds have 
been dug by the : Agriculture Class and 
geraniums planted. Mr. Ziegler may 
be seen early and late, pushing the lawn 
mower and removing from the grass such 
things as would give it a bad appearance. 




These bright spring days aie welcomed 
and enjoyed by all. The students are 
taking advantage of the shade offered 
by the beautiful Norway Maples which 
were planted about eight years ago. The 
Campus is alive with students each 
evening, some playing ball, some, tennis, 
others simply trying to keep cool. 

If there is one word that has almost 
become a watch word here, it is "County 
Examination." Quite a number of our 
students have already been successful in 
securing certificates. 

Rev. R. A. Nedrow, a brother of E. 
K. Nedrow, with his family, moved to 
the College sometime ago. He has enroll- 
ed as a student in the Bible department. 

Prof. Eshelman has been absent from 
the College quite frequently. He 
preached in the church at Royersford 
lately. We are glad to note that Mrs. 
Eshelman who was at her home for some 
time is back again, somewhat improved 
in health. 

A number of our students and teachers 
attended the Lovefeast at Mohler's 
Church, Cumberland Co., and also the 
one at Hairisburg, both held May 9. 

Prof, and Mrs. Warn pier, and Miss 
Fogelsanger expect to attend the An- 
nual Meeting to be held in Virginia in 

Two new Tennis courts are in the 
process of construction, and the road at 
the end of the Campus is being leveled. 

Mr. H. L. Smith, one of the graduates 
in the Pedagogical Course, has gone on 
a tour to Kansas where he will attend 
the Annua! Conference of the River 
Brethren Church. 

The Junior Class have organized with 
the following officers- Pres., L. I). Kose 
Vice Pres., L. B. Earhart; Sec, Mary 
Myers; Treas., E. G. Diehm. 

Miss Frances Roweof Smithburg, Md., 

Mrs. McBride and two children from 
Harrisburg, Miss Emma Roth and Mrs. 
Hershey of York, and Mr. L. B. Herr 
of Lancaster have been recent visitors at 
the College. L. M. S. 

Tour In New England. 

Taken from the Elizabethtown Herald. 

Revs. Samuel Hertzler and I. N. H. 
Beahm have returned from their two 
week's trip to the New England States in 
the interest of the Mission Board of the 
Church of the Brethren. Like the spies 
sent out in the Old Testament times, 
bringing back with them grapes and 
glowing reports, so they have "gone and 
seen" and are back again inspired with 
the need of their church being planted 
in Old New England. They will recom- 
mend that missions be established at 
Providence, R. I.. Belmont, and Red- 
tield, Maine, and possibly at several 
other places They visited all the New 
England States, excepting Vermont. 

The friends of Mrs. Clara Snavely will 
no doubt be interested to kuow that she 
now lives with Mrs. John Otto at Hunts- 
dale, Cumberland County, Pa. 

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Close of School. 

Another school year is gone, and it's 
records are soon to take their place in 
the dark anil silent archives of the past. 
The last "Farewell" is spoken, and the 
spacious halls no more re-echo the merry 
laughter and hurried footsteps of our 
boys and girls. But Hope, with her 
comforting influence, causes u« to smile 
through our tears, and points us to Fall 
when many (Providence permitting) shall 
return to us again. 

All the exercises of Commencement 
Week were splendidly rendered and joy- 
fully participated in by speaker as well 
as lecturer. The attendance and interest 
at our Alumni meetings were especially 
gratifying to the teachers and trustees 
of the College. Much of the success was 
due to the splendid management of the 
President of the Alumni Association, W. 
E. Clasmire, and to other members of 
the Executive Committee. — Miss Fogel- 
sanger, Minerva Stauffer and Elizabeth 

May this interest increase year by 
year, until this association shall become 
a mighty force for good to the College 
and to the world in general. 

The new catalogue is out. Its color is 
true blue, reminding one of the Forget- 
me-not and the Gentian, yet not of as 
deep a hue. Send your address on a 
post card to D. C. Eeber, if you desire a 

Philadelphia School for Nurses. 

The Editor-in-Chief, on May 24, en- 
joyed a trip to Philadelphia where she 
attended commencement exercises of the 
Philadelphia Training School for Nurses. 
Miss Elizabeth Zortman, who graduated 
here in the Pedagogical course in 1905, 
and who was our first graduate in the 
Bible Department in 1906, was one of 
the happy group of nurses who were 
awarded diplomas on the occasion. 
This school is located at 2219 Chestnut 

Clara Barton, the aged founder of the 
Red Cross Society, attended the com- 
mencement and was the central figure on 
the platform, her kindly, wrinkled face, 
and bent figure contrasting strangely 
with the rosy cheeks and buoyant car- 
riage of the young nurses. At the close 
of the exercises Miss. Barton was called 
upon to present a medal for faithfulness 
and efficiency to Miss Ethel Frost, who 
was commended for her uncomplaining 
service, industry and devotion to the 


cause of nursing. 

An address was made by Dr. Joseph 
McFarland, of the Medico -Ohirurgieal 
Hospital, and after diplomas were pre- 
sented to the graduates by Dr. Under- 
bill, the nurses in their white uniforms 
and caps formed in a group about Miss 
Barton, raising diminutive hags above 
her head, while they sang the national 
anthem, "O Columbia the Gern of the 

After the exercises the editor was de- 
lighted to have the privilege of shaking 
hands with Miss Barton, and of meeting 
graduates and friends of the school. 

College Reunion. 

One i if the pleasant features of the 
Church of the Brethren Annual Meeting 
at Harrisonburg, Va., was the reunion 
of students and friends of Elizabethtown 
College. The time appointed for this 
gathering was Tuesday, June 1, at 6:00 
p. m. Elder Jesse Zeigler, President of 
the Board of Trustees, by common con- 
sent, asked Prof. H. K. Ober to preside 
at the meeting. After singing a hymn 
and the offering of a prayer by Elder 
Mohler, of Lewistown, addresses were 
made by the following : 

Elder Jesse Zeigler, Elder 8. H. Hertz- 
ler, Elder John Herr, Elder Jacob Long- 
enecker, Mrs. B. F. Warn pier, Miss 
Fogelsauger, J. F. Graybill, Elizabeth 
Zortman, J. W. G. Hershey, Elder J. M. 
Mohler, Elder H. C. Earley and Elder 
Isaac Frantz were among those who 
made brief addresses. The work of the 
College was discussed and the Alumni 
who spoke expressed their strong appre- 
ciation of the help which they received 
while under the care and influence of 
their Alma Mater. 

About 100 persons had gathered and 
after spending a very pleasant hour to- 
gether, the meeting was adjourned by 
singing, "God Be With You Till We 
Meet Again," and by Elder G. N. Fal- 
kenstein pronouncing the benediction. 

Several of the other Colleges of the 
Church in various parts of the country, 
also held reunions, but Elizabethtown 
College made as good a showing as any 
in point of numbers. This fact was gen- 
erally noted aud favorably remarked 
upon and in view of the tender age of 
the institution, was a notable record. 

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A large and attentive audience greeted 
Elder 8. II. Zug on Sunday evening, as 
he preached the Baccalaureate Sermon 
in the College Chapel. The age and 
experience of the beloved Elder added 
weight to the words of wisdom, and all 
appreciated the instruction Elder Zug so 
earnestly gave them. 

Prof. I. N. H. Beahm has been at 
Walter's Sanitarium, Wernersville, for 
some time afflicted with inflammatory 
rheumatism. His family report that he 
is improving, and that they hope to 
have him come home the latter part of 




Baccalaureate Sermon, 
On the evening of June 13, HMJi), the 
Baccalaureate sermon, the first feature 
of Commencement Week, was delivered 
to the graduates by Elder S. K. Zug, of 
Ulizabethtown, who substituted for 
Prof. Beahm, he being disabled on ac- 
count of illness. The chapel was almost 
tilled with an appreciative audience, 
who listened with great interest Elder 
Zug is very well thought of by the stud- 
ents, and his advice was well received. 

His sermon, based upon Phil. 'SA'S, 14, 
was presented in a straight-forward and 
fatherly manner. The truth which he 
presented, we beleive will be a great 
factor in moulding the lives of our grad- 

A more lengthy report of the sermon 
will be given on another page. 


One of the charms of Commencement 
Week was the musicale. The music de- 
partment gave their annual entertain- 
ment on Monday evening, June 14, The 
program was similar in character to that 
of other years, and each of its features 
well rendered before a large audience. 
Each required long and careful prepa- 
ration. The graduates of the Music De- 
partment were, — Misses Viola Withers, 
Elizabeth Kline, Jennie Miller and 
Emma Cashman. 

The following was the program : 
Praise Him. Arr. from Messiah. 
The Ransomed of the Lord. (Canon) 

S. S. Myers 
Fleurette Op. 108, Blumenschein. 

Miss Cashman 
Dreams of Gladness, Moir, 

Misses Annie and Elizabeth Kline 
Showers of Stars, Wachs, Miss Millet- 
Grande MarcheTriomphale Op. 62,Kuhe 

Misses Withers, Sheaifer 
•Silver Bells, Byrne, 

Misses Miller, Cashman, Withers, Kline. 
Khapsodie Hongroise No. 2, Liszt, 

Mr. Hollinger,, Misses Smith, Miller, 
Come Unto Me - - - Gabriel 
Florence, Liebling, Miss Kline 

Old Black Joe, Transcription, Rathbun 

Miss Hotter. 
The Sweetest Story Ever Told, Stultz 

Miss Miller 
Sonata Pathetique. a. Allegro, b. Adagio 
Beethoven, - - Miss Withers. 
Saul and Jonathan, (David the Shep- 
herd Boy), Root. 

Profs. Warn pier, Glasmire 
Valse Brilliante, Schlhoff. 

Misses Withers, Kline, Miller, Cashman 
Shout Aloud Hosanna - S. S. Myers 


Commercial Program. 

The graduates of the Commercial De- 
partment held their graduating exercises 
on Tuesday evening; June 15. The class 
consisted of lour ladies and four gentle- 
men, Misses Gertrude Miller, Anna 
Heisey, Edna Wittel and Edith 
Engle, and Messrs. J. D. Reber, Blaine 
Ober, Miles Roth and Abel Madeira. 

The house was filled with earnest and 
attentive listeners. The reciter of the 
evening was Miss Edna Wittel ot Florin, 
the subject of her recitation being, "A 
Depot Incident. 

Mr. Miles H. Roth of York, gave an 
oration on "Commercial Education."' 
The oration was well rendered and con- 
tained many valuable hints pertaining 
to business life. 

The music of the evening was rendered 
by the Ladies' Chorus and Ladies' 
Quartette, and was enjoyed by all. 

The chief feature of tne evening was 
an address by Wm. K. Harnish, attor- 
ney-at-law, of Lancaster. The address 
was interesting and instructive to all, 
especially so to the commercial class. 
It will be given on another page of this 



Class Day. 

The Class Day exercises held on Wed- 
nesday afternoon, were full of cheer and 
interest. This and the Alumni supper 
attracted an unusually large number of 
alumni and friends, who, after the ex- 
ercises gathered in groups on the cam pus, 
presenting scenes of animation and good- 

The chapel was beautifully decorated 
with plauts, evergreens, pennants, and 
with daisies, the class dower. 

Mr. A. P. Geib of Manheim, President 
of the class, welcomed the guests in a 
brief address : 

Faculty, students, friends, we welcome 
you into our midst. The class of 1909 
has prepared a program with which we 
hope to interest you for a time this after- 
noon. We hope we will not weary you. 
We think the program is spicy. 

We ask you to take a look at our class 
before you. Be sure you see us all. We 
have all sizes and good quality. As the 
soil furnishes the sap for the towering 
tree making its branches to bud and bear 
fruits of its own kind, so our Alma 
Mater has nurtured us. You see we rep- 
resent about all the branches of our 

We have been opening gradually dur- 
ing our stay at school. The sunlight of 
intelligence has caused us to blossom. 
The tears shed in some tedious tasks and 
trials, like drops of rain, have purified us 
and made us patient. The storms which 
we have met and braved have made us 
strong. We hope all are equipped for 
life's battles. As we enter life's great 
labor, we hope the little seeds which have 
fallen while here will develop into fruit. 
Fruit that the trials and temptations of 
life cannot sever from Him Whom we 
claim as our "true vine." We trust for 
His guidance. We pray for His strength. 

May we as a class stay close by the 
Vine. May the cords of love in us vi- 
brate on and on, and soothe many a 
heart in our respective communities, and 

may our influence vibrate to realms be- 
yond where discord is no more but where 
harmony reigns supreme. 

The remainder of the program was as 


Music Sextette 

History of Class H. K. Eby 

Manheim, Pa. 

Music Quartette 

Recitation Ella G. Young 

Fast Petersburg, Pa. 

Class Grumbler . . . .Jennie Sawyer Miller 

Fphrata, Pa. 

Class Poem Martha Martin 

Elizabethtown, Pa. 

Music Female Quartette 

Class Optimist Estella U. Frantz 

Lebanon, Pa. 

Class Prophecy Agnes M. Ryan 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Charge to the Juniors. .Emma Cashman 

Waynesboro, Pa. 
Class Song. 

Class Song. 

As we launch away on the tides of time, 

We must ever watchful be; 
Tho' our pathway broad reach to other 

'Cross the rolling, deep, blue sea, 
If in lands afar in His strength arrayed 

We would stand for truth and right, 
We must ever strive with our Father's 

To guide our steps aright. 

Just beyond the haven of home and 
Lies the vast domain unknown; 
And to gain its joys we that golden rule, 

Must live and make our own. 
Whether pleasures bright or gain we 
Or if sorrows we should meet 
May our lives be brave and staunch and 
May the Father guide our feet. 

We are loathe to leave the friends we 


And our Alma Mater, dear, 
But her memory will live iu hearts that 
While we onward journey here. 
And when anchor's cast mid the temp- 
est's roar, 
By the class of Nineteen Nine, 
May we safely reach the shining shore, 
Of that blissful heavenly clime. 

Words by Jennie Sawyer Miller 
Music by fc-hzabuth Kline 

Alumni Supper. 

The Alumni Supper was served in the 
College dining room, Wednesday even- 
ing, June Kith at 5.30 p. m. The classes 
were well represented and many and 
joyful were the greetings of classmates. 
As nearly as possible the members of the 
same class were seated at one table. 

The tables were artistically decorated 
with water lilies and honey suckles. The 
menu was simple, consisting of sand- 
wiches, pickles, potato salad, fruit, ice 
cream, cake and coffee. Toasts were 
given by the following persons: Elder 
Jesse Ziegler, President of Board of Trus- 
tees; Dr. D. C. Reber, President ot Fac- 
ulty; 1. E. Shoop, who represented class 
of 1904 in the absence of President of 
the class; John Miller, Vice-President of 
Class of 1905; C. M. Nell', Pres. of Class 
of 1908; A. P. Geib, Pres. of Class of 

- The toasts expressed loyalty and af- 
fection for our alma mater, and the sup- 
per proved to be inspiring throughout. 

A literary meeting followed the sup- 
per which was pronounced by many to 
be the best of its kind ever held at this 

May these meetings serve but to bind 
us more closely together and unite us in 
our efforts to cherish and serve our Alma 
Mater, so that its influence may widen 
as the waves of the sea. l. g. f. 

Alumni Meeting. 

The Alumni Association held a Public 

Meeting in the College Chapel on June 
16, 1909,, at 8:00 p. in. 

The following program was rendered : 

Music Alumni Song 

Address of Welcome. . . By the President 
Roll Call 

Essay Ruth Stayer, '07 

Address A. G. Hottenstein, '08 

Music Alumni Quartet 

Recitation Susan Miller, '07 

Oration C. W. Shoop, '05 

Music. . . . Come Where the Lilies Bloom 


The features were'all well rendered to 
an appreciative audience. The oration 
of the evening, on the subject, "The 
Ideal Ideal" contained many good 
thoughts. Mr. Shoop is a close student 
and at present is pastor of the U. B. 
church at Middletown. The alumni now 
number one hundred members. 

Elizabeth D. Souders. 

Commencement Exercises. 

The ninth annual commencement ex- 
ercises of the school were held on the 
morning of June 17. A class of twenty- 
one was graduated, and an immense 
audience gathered to witness the inter- 
esting exercises which began at 9:00 

The program was as follows: 
Anthem — " Give thanks unto the Lord," 
Invocation, Eld. Samuel Witmer; Ora- 
tion— "Dual Man," H. L. Smith, Harris- 
burg, Pa. Oration — " Friction," Laban 
W. Leiter, Smithsburg, Md. Ladies' 
Chorus: a "The Rose;" b "Sweatheart 
Sigh no More." Oration — Eternity of 
Music," Viola Withers, Elizabethtown, 
Pa. Oration — "Nature's First Law," G. 
A. W. Stouifer, Mechanicsburg, Pa. Fe- 
male Quartet , "Love's Old Sweet Song." 
Oration — "Music of Nature," Elizabeth 
Kline, Elizabethtown, Pa. Oration — 
"The Broken Pinion," Agues M. Ryan, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Ladies' Chorus — "Song 
Birds of Night." Oration — "The Un- 
chiseled Block," A. P. Geib, Manheim, 
Pa. Oration— -" A Letter from the 


Throne," Martha Martin, L'lizabethtown, 
Pa. Anthem — a "As the Mountains Are 
Round About Jerusalem ; b "Mighty Je- 
hovah." Presesntation of Diplomas — 
Acting President, D. C. Reber. Class 

All of the graduates prepared themes 
but for want of time only eight partici- 
pated in the program. Extracts from 

Dual Man. 

"Put the forces of the body subserve 
a nobler end, and answer a higher, 
when they are spent in struggling 
against an austere environment for exis- 
tence. Far nobler is that exertion in 
which man grapples with Nature, and 
wrings from her the pleasant essences of 
the earth. There is a strain of exalted 
ambition in the elfort to till the soil, in 
the supporting of life by the sweat of 
the face, in the perpetuation of the fire- 
side and hearth by physical labor there 
is beauty in the surrender of ignoble 
passion for the sake of the truer self; 
there is philanthropy in the sacrifice of 
personal liberty for the sake of general 
freedom; and there is love in the sacri- 
fice of pleasure and physical vigor for 
the sake of the primal, Divinely sanc- 
tioned institution of life — The Home." 
H. L. Smith. 


"After all, man's highest aspiration is 
to seek the realization of the highest 
ideal or highest pleasure or happiness. 
Put how many men do this? Man is 
happy only when life's pathway is 
smooth; when he has conquered all 
that makes his path rugged in the reali- 
zation of his ideal. The higher a man's 
ideal is placed, the more will be the 
opposition, but the greater will be the 
pleasure on the realization of the end or 
ideal. Therefore, the more the opposi- 
tion, the greater will be the develop- 
ment of mankind, if he struggles to con- 

quer the opposition. It is the wrong 
use; it is trying to overcome the friction 
by the wrong means which causes the 
undesirable results of friction. Some 
will set their ideal low, so thatthe oppo- 
sition will not be so great to overcome 
in realizing their ideal. A brute enjoys 
life because his ideal is low and the op- 
position is small. 

Let us place our ideal high so that the 
friction is great, but let us keep the 
bearings well oiled; let us make the 
{joints of contact smooth, thus lessening 
the undesirable effects of friction. Let 
us ever apply the oil which we are com- 
manded from on high to use freely, 
namely, love. Love to our enemies, love 
to our fellows, love to humanity. 

The Eternity of Music. 

I close with the words of Archbishop 
Ryan, when he said, "Who was it, when 
he found this temple of creation intro- 
duced into it sculpture, painting, poetry, 
music, those marvelous missionaries of 
the beautiful, that like the angels in the 
vision of sleeping Israel, bring heaven 
and earth into sweet union? Who was 
the first sculptor that struck with His 
chisel the marble rocks, and fashioned 
them as He would? Who was the first 
painter that touched with His brush the 
flowers of the valley and tinged with 
deep azure the ocean? Who was the 
first decorated that studded with gems 
the Milky Way and spread this arch of 
splendor across to concave of this, His 
temple? Who first told the strong sons 
of God to 'shout with joy' and bade the 
morning stars sing together when all 
creation was ringing with notes of Him, 
the first composer; when earth and air 
and heaven celebrated His praises until 
the intruder Sin broke the universal 
chorus, jarred against nature's chimes 
and tore the harp-strings of His angels, 
and who by conquering sin and death 
brings back the lost melody? Who has 
sanctified this art of music not to oppress 


tlie intellect not to cloud it, not to silence 
it, not to lull it into a sleep fatal to its 
powers? No, but to beautify, to elevate, 
to influence even the intellect itself, by 
purifying the imagination aiid the heart. 
He it was, who having inspired this 
glorious art declared that music should 
become in heaven itself eternal, that 
when the chisel should fall from the 
sculptor's hand on seeing the magnificent 
ideals that he thought to represent; 
when the painter should cast away the 
brush in view of the glorious coloring 
beyond the stars; when the poet should 
breathe no more the song of hope, but 
should enjoy eternal fruition; when the 
architect need no more build a house 
with hands in view of the eternal temple 
of Almighty God; when the sacred 
mission of all the others arts shall have 
been fulfilled, that then glorious music 
shall survive them all, and, and flying 
iu, as it were, through the gates of light, 
give her lessons to the angels, and the 
architect and the sculpturor and the 
painter and the poet should all become 
for eternity the children of song." 

Viola E. Withers. 

Nature's First .Law. 

The world is still full of slaves — slaves 
of evil habits, slaves of society, slaves 
to fashion, slaves of ignorance, narrow- 
ness and superstition. How future 
generations will wonder at our smallness 
and lack of wisdom. 

An intelligent man would consider it 
an absurdity to kneel down at night 
and pray for God's protection while at 
the same time he closed his bedroom 
windows against the fresh air. He 
might as well think of casting himself 
from a mountain top and ask God to 
protect him from injury. Just as long 
as we defer this whole subject of physi- 
cal health to the realm of whimsicality, 
or to the pastry cook, the butcher, the 
baker, the apothecary, or to the clothier, 
we are not acting like intelligent men 

and women. 

Music of Nature. 

Complete silence like complete dark- 
ness, is unendurable. God's earth is 
one of motion, therefore, one of sound. 
Nature has provided herself with various 
musical instruments and skilled musici- 
ans, and through their instrumentality, 
God has designed that nature should be 
a stepping stone to heaven. There is 
the bird that sings, the wind that 
sighs through the pines and whistles 
upon reeds, there is the wave that 
moans, the rivulet that laughs, the 
thunder that peals, and the ocean that 
roars, — all of them voices speaking to 
our souls, if we will but listen. God has 
inclined our hearts toward this music, 
and if we fail to realize all the noble 
influences that may be drawn from it, it 
is because we are not acquainted with 
nature and nature's God as we should be 

Spurgeon says: "The best thing is to 
go from Nature's God down to Nature, 
for if we once get to Nature's God and 
believe him, and love him, it is surpris- 
ing how easy it is to hear music in the 
waves and songs in the wild whisperings 
of the winds; to see God everywhere, 
in the stones, in the rocks, in the rip- 
pling brooks and hear Him everywhere 
in the lowing cattle, in the rolling of 
thunder, and in the fury of the tempests" 
But how sad the fact that to many per- 
sons this sweet music of nature is sim ply 
sound, for when we listen to Nature's 
voice, we must have song in our hearts, 
else we will hear nothing but confusion. 
These sounds never become music un- 
less our own heart strings vibrate in 
unison with them." 

The Broken Pinion. 

A maiden stands "where the brook 
and river met." 8he has set her feet in 
the path of duty. Elysian'tields are be- 
fore her, — but a false step is taken. The 
finger of scorn, is poiuted at her, the ball 


of scandal is started rolling, and with its 
added material, it increases in size, 
gradually crushing its victim. Social 
ostracism follows, and she whose life 
seemed fair and bright, lies wounded, 
and falls deeper and deeper into sin. 
Ah! it is not the bodily injury that 
drives a sin sick soul to destruction, it's 
the cold shoulder you turn, the ques- 
tioning glance, the arrows tipped with 
poisoued words. JSlot only that wounded 
one sutlers. The circle of suffering 
widen«, as the ripples on the water, 
farther and farther they extend. Per- 
chance a loving friend, a father or 
mother is also wounded. Beware, thou 
who art a tool in the hands of the hunter 
of men, lest thine own wing be wounded 
iu thy evil-doing. 

Agnfs M. Ryan. 

The Unchiseled Block. 

We were all placed here in a crude, 
unchisled, uncarved, unpolished form, 
into the sculptor's hand. 

Into whose hands will we give our 
lives for faithful fashioning? Who will 
be our sculptor? Will we give ourselves 
to the careless, incompetent sculptor, 
who takes the pure and pearly block so 
free from stain and flaw, and sadly mars 
it? Or will we give it into the hands of 
the skillful sculptor? Let us remember 
that when the product is completed, we 
will have what we decided it to be, an 
image shaped and moulded in purity, or 
an hundred fold of misery; a character 
upon which the world may gaze with 
admiration, or one subject to downfall 
and degredation. A. P. Geib. 

A Letter from the Throme. 
The Royal Letter is of inexhaustible 
value to all generations. It is like an 
ever-flowing fountain, — satisfying the 
thirst ot all, yet never exhausted. Like 
its author, it is the same, yesterday, 
today, and forever." It has had its test 
for centuries. It has stood storms of tire 

and of blood. Tyranny has issued edict 
after edict against it, infidelity has 
spurned it, and Mohammedanism has 
hurled its anathemas, but the Royal 
Letter still lives. Through God's good- 
ness the manna of His Word lies in 
abundance 'round our tents, but how 
many go out daily to gather it? 

Martha Martin. 

Alumni Notes. 

Classes represented during Commence- 
ment Week. 

Class of 1903 — This was the first class 
which was graduated from our school 
and consisted of only three members, all 
ladies. This class was represented at 
the alumni supper by Misses Luella G. 
Fogelsanger and Bessie Rider. 

Class of 1904— The class of 1904 num- 
bered seven. One of these is steno- 
grapher for a firm in Philadelphia and 
another is a bank clerk in Los Antreles, 
California. This class was represented 
by W. K. Gish and Mr. and Mrs. I. E. 
Shoo p. 

Class of 1905 — Of the seventeen mem- 
bers of this class, twelve returned to do 
homage to their Alma Mater. They 
were — Chas. W. Shoop, Jacob Z. Herr, 
John M. Miller, James H. Breitigan, W. 
K. Gish, Anna L. Difi'enbaugh, Opal 
Hoffman, Lydia Buckwalter, E. Blanche 
Fisher, Mary E. Hertzler, Mary B. Hess 
and Minerva E. Stauffer. Four mem- 
bers of this class are married, C. W. 
Snoop, J. Z. Herr, J. M. Miller and J. 
H. Breitigan. This class boasts of a 
member Ira G. Myers in the Philippine 

Class of 1906 — This class numbers 
eleven. It was represented by Pres. C. 
M. Neff, R. W. Schlosser, Ruth Stayer 
and Mae Dulebohn. 

Class of 1907 — Twelve of the fifteen 
members of this class were present at 
the alumni supper — Pres. W. E. Glas- 
mire, R. W. Schlosser, J. F Graybill, J. 
O. Cashman, L. D. Rose, Isaac Hack- 


man,'G. H. Light, A. G. Hottenstein, 
Ruth Stayer, Leah M. Sbeaffer, B Mary 
Koyer, and Susan Miller. Two of the 
members of this class, J. F. Gray bill and 
B. Mary Rover will assume their work 
as teachers at Hebron Seminary (Prof. 
I. N. H. Beahrn, Pres.) in Va., next Fall 
Class of 1908— This was the largest 
class ever graduated from the school. 
It numbered twenty-tive. MissKathryn 
Ziegler represents this class as a mis- 
sionary in far away India. Of these 
twenty-five we were glad to welcome 
among us at this reunion the following : 
Prof. H. K. Ober, A. G. Hottenstein, E. 
R. Ruhl, M. Gertrude Hess, Daisy P. 
Rider, C. M. Neff, H. L. Smith, Orella 
Gochnauer, Anna Wolgemutu, Martin 
S. Brandt, C. B. Latshaw, Enoch 
Madiera, and Leah M. Sheatfer. 

Will the readers of Our College Times 
send us the names and addresses of any 
of their acquaintances who think of go- 
ing away to school? The authorities of 
the school highly appreciate the many 
kind words which our old students and 
friends say about the school. 

The teacher training class taught bv 
Miss Haas pushed its work to a success- 
ful completion, and on Monday, diplomas 
from the State Sabbath School Associa- 
tion were awarded the eight members 
of the class. As a token of their appre- 
ciation of. the service of their teacher, 
the class presented Miss Haas with two 
beautiful books, the presentation being 
made by Prof. Gish, a member of the 

Among the many callers at the College 
in May, we note the following: , I. E. 
Oberholtzer, Huntington, Pa., VV. L. 
Widdowson, Dixonville, Md., Mrs. Mary 
Haas Spangler, Camp Hill, Pa., Jennie 
Hoch, Belle Hoch, Mary Harchelrode, 
J. K. Miller and Moses Miller, Mercers- 
bnrg, Pa., Armatha Cashman and Ada 
Morgal, Waynesboro, Pa. 


Our Glass Diadem. 
From a love-lighted throne a dear Mas- 
ter looks down, 
On the scenes of earth's toil below; 
As His eyes scans the creatures His work- 
manship crown, 
A sweet smile from His face doth glow. 

'Mongst the sons of mankind precious 
jewels He sees, 
Whom He notes with the tenderest 
They're the children ere long sin's dark 
power may seize, 
If He draw them not soon with skill 

The kind parents to whom these dear 
babes He entrusts, 
Have a part in this Master's great 
In His strength they shall strive, ere 
sin's mire encrust; 
To keep all these gems pure for His 

They're the heav'n-chosen guardian of 
wonderful worth, 
And each day for these children they 
Toiling e'er for the sake of these jewels 
on earth, 
Lest sin's power should steal them 

As the time passes by some fair jewels 
'.Neath the dross of a world merged in 
Yet they're destined, through power of 
this Master to rid 
Of this dross, still to shine here below. 

Such were we of the class of the year 
1909 — 
Fairest gems somewhat hid in sin's 
Some from silver, or gold, or from dia- 
mond mine, 
Needing yet the examiner's probe. 



That Truth's power to polish us might 
have full sway. 
We were seut to this school home so 
Ami our teacher's have toiled many a 
long weary day 
That our value as gems might appear. 

They've been used by this Master to rid 
us of dross; 
And have helped to remove many 
That had tarnished us, burdened us, hid 
of our gloss, 
And had left on us dark, heavy blots. 

We have stood many tests, though refin- 
ings have been, 
That great usefulness we might attain; 
Yet the fulness of splendor we have not 
Our ideal we cannot yet gain. 

So we're led, as a class, greater things to 
ex pect, 
After years in the Master's employ, 
During which He'll retine us until we re- 
His pure image, quite free from alloy. 

And e'en now we appear without lustre 
so tine, 
Quite unfit for His bright diadem, 
Yet the voice of our Master says: "These 
shall be mine, 
In the day when I make up my gems." 

So He bids us first serve in some more 
humble sphere, 
Which now soon we shall each occupy, 
As we leave our school home to go forth 
in His fear, 
In each task on his strength to rely. 

When through service sincere we've been 
fully refined, 
For our place in the bright diadem, 
Then our Master, so dear, will most skil- 
fully find, 
For each one our own place 'mongst 
His gems. 

Then through ages eternally near His 
fair face, 
We, a glorified class, shall e'er shine, 
Having each beeu transformed by His 
marvellous grace, 
Freely giv'n to the class of '09. 

— Martha Martin. 

Alumni Address — "Service." 

Members of the Alumni of Elizabeth- 
town College, faculty, students ami 
friends in general: Solon once compared 
audiences to the sea and speakers to the 
wind. For he said, the sea lies calm 
and smooth unless disturbed by the 

In truth of this figure lies my own 
peril. The oration of the evening and 
the class of 190 ( J in the morning will stir 
you with words of eloquence and lash 
the sea into rolling waves. Realizing 
that my own efforts must result in mere 
ripples, I fear to entrust myself to 
those waves of expectation which these 
orators will create. 

In selecting a theme upon which to 
address vou, I have been in greatdoubt 
as to what would be most appropriate 
to the occasion and most acceptable to 
my hearers. No winter's frosts have 
gathered over my head pointing to 
which I might give you words of wis- 
dow borne of experience. 'Twere bur- 
lesque to speak of the agitated question 
of woman's rights on so modest an oc- 
casion as this. 

The commencement season has always 
been an occasion for fault finding. For- 
merly the students directed their attack 
upon the outside world. Nowadays, 
when the collegiate authorities monopo- 
lize the platform, they criticise the 
students, This year most of the com- 
mencement criticism is directed at what 
is undeniably the most vulnerable point 
in our collegiate system that is, the 
diversion of the interests of the student 
body from the true aims of the college. 
Social life, athletics, dissipation and the 



multitude ol other student activities 
have cut down to a minimum the time 
and attention giveu to their studies. 
President Woodrow Wilson of Princeton 
in his Concord speech two weeks ago 
and President Lowell of Harvard in his 
address at Columbia also two weeks ago, 
explained the situation with character- 
istic frankness, and clearness. Presi- 
dent Wilson said, "The sideshows have 
swallowed up the circus and we in the 
main tent do not know what is going 
on." He says, "I do not know that 1 
want to coutinue under the.^e conditions 
as ring master." What the student 
body of this country and especially the 
Alumni of every school must learn is 
that what the modern world is rightly 
and justly demanding is not athletics for 
mere athletics sake, neither is it a dis- 
play of knowledge, but service; a world 
which should be one of the most mean- 
ingful to use ot any in the English 

The view of life as a process of educa- 
tion was held by the Greeks and the 
Heorews — the two races in whose hearts 
the stream of modern progress takes its 
rise, the two great races whose energy 
of spirit and strength of self restraint 
have kept the world from sinking into 
the dream-lit torpor of the mystic East 
or whirling into the restless activity of 
the barbarous West. The Greek race 
has contributed Reason, the Hebrew 
race Righteousness. What third idea 
is there that the Anglo-Saxon race may 
cherish, and bring to blossom and frui- 
tion? There is only one — the idea of 
Service; to perceive that righteous is not 
reason and that reason is not righteous- 
ness, unless they are both communi- 
cable and serviceable, to see that the 
highest result of our education is to 
bring forth better men and women able 
and willing to give of that which makes 
them better to the world in which they 

Our colleges are merely preparatory 

institutions to aid us in going on with 
our education. We dare not measure a 
college by the height of its towers, or 
by the length of its examinations papers 
but chiefly by the docility of its grad- 
uates. Fellow members of the Alumni 
I do not ask, where did we leave off but 
are we going on? Members of the class 
of 1009 are you ready to go on. Grad- 
uation is not a stepping up, a promotion 
to a higher class or a dropping to a 
lower one. It is a mistake to say, 
today education ends, tomorrow life 
begins; the idea into purpose, purpose 
into action, action into character. This 
is a lite process. When the mulberry 
seed falls to the ground and germinates 
it is transformed into silk. 

Continued in next issue. 

The following members of the class of 
1909 expect to return next year for 
another course: A. P. Geib, Elizabeth 
Kline, J. Blaine Ober, H. Miles Roth, J. 
D. Reber, Martha Martin, Viola Withers, 
Agnes Ryan may also return sometime 
during the year. H. K. Eby and J. D. 
Reber of the same class attend the 
summer term. 

Amos P. Geib, graduate in the peda- 
gogical course class of 1909, expects to 
spend the summer at Columbus, Ohio, 
in the Zanerian Art College. He will 
teach Penmanship and Commercial 
Arithmetic next year in addition to pur- 
sing studies in Music and Bible. 

Daisy P. Rider a graduate of the col- 
lege, English Scientific course class of 
1908, will teach drawing next year. 
She possesses splendid art talent and 
since her graduation has been studying 
art with W. B. Bailets of Harrisburg, Pa. 

Owing to the laek of space William R. 
Harnish's address to the commercial 
graduates on June 15 was crowded out of 
this issue. Look for it in the October 



Alumni Address. 

President's Address of Welci me. 

Trustees, Faculty, Members of the 
Alumni and Friends: It is with great 
pleasure that we welcome you this even- 
ing to the exercises which mark the 
close of another year in the history of 
the Alumni Association of Elizabeth- 
town College. 

This is a memorable eveuing. Never 
before in the history of the school have 
we stood upon the brink of such mighty 
things as we do this evening. All the 
past years have been a snow ball rolling 
up to this day. It is the biggest day in 
the school's history, because it is made 
up of all the days that have gone before 
-it, and in it is summed up all the suc- 
cess, all the achievement, all the pro- 
gress of the past. 

For this occasion we have prepared a 
short program which we trust will be 
both entertaining and instructive to all. 

I invite you to climb the heights of 
altruism with me for a few moments 
and take a retrospective view of the As- 
sociation which we represent tonight. 
The purpose of this school is " The Per- 
fection of the Individual," aiming to 
build manhood and womanhood to the 
end of social efficiency and Christian 

When an institution has such an aim 
and purpose, 'tis little wonder that the 
first organized class of graduates chose 
as their motto, " Remember the Good." 
With such a motto in view, character 
will be formed if effort is put forth, and 
" Character is power." 

We can calculate the efficiency of an 
engine to the last ounce of pressure. Its 
power can be as accurately determined 
as the temperature of a room. But who 
can rightly determine the inherent force 
of a mau of sterling character? Who can 
estimate the influence of a single boy or 
girl upon the character of a school? Tra- 
ditions, customs, manners have been 
changed for several school genera- 

toiis by one or two strong charac- 
ters, who by their own small way; but 
none the less important have become 
school heroes. One. good, strong, sound 
mau is worth a thousand meu without 
character, in building up a school or 
a state. 

The reward will be in proportion to 
the amount of labor you put forth. 

Rome was a mighty nation while in- 
dustry led her people, but when her great 
conquest of wealth and slaves placed her 
citizens above the necessity 'of labor, 
that moment her glory began to fade. 
Aristotle said, "The best regulated cit- 
izen will not permit a mechanic to be a 
citizen, for it is impossible for one who 
leads the life ol a mechanic or hired 
servant to practice a life of virtue " But 
unfortunately, there came one mightier 
than Rome or Aristotle whose holv life 
and example forever lifted the man of 
labor, and redeemed it from disgrace. 
Christ did not say, " Come unto me, all 
ye pleasure hunters, ye indolent, and ye 
lazy ; " but " Come all ye that labor and 
are heavy laden." 

My fellow students, would you work on 
a farm for twelve years for a yoke of 
oxen and six sheep as Henry Wilson 
did ? Would you love learning well 
enough to walk forty miles to obtain a 
book you could not afford to buy, with 
Abraham Lincoln ? , Would you if neces- 
sary wear thead bare clothes in college 
and board yourself? 

Not that we would recommend such 
extreme measures; but if you saw no 
way open except such as was travelled 
by these and many other great men, 
would you be equal to the stern ordeal, 
and learn from experience that "The 
royal road to learning" is a myth, and 
that the real road is one that tears the 
brow with its thorns and exhausts the 
heart with its disappointments? 

We hud that "The horizon widens as 
we climb" and as we are ascending the 
mountain of learning and achievement 



we in our mind's eye see "More 
Beyond," and we find that we are 
launched upon the sea of life but, whither 
bound? is the question before us Never- 
theless my friends we must make the 
best of whatever happens. Some people 
are thrown off their balance the moment 
anything goes wrong with them. They 
do not seen to have the ability to over- 
come impediments and to do their work 
in spite of annoyances. Anybody can 
work when all goes smoothly, but a man 
must be made of the right kind of stuff 
who can rise above the things which 
annoy and handicap the weak, and do 
his work in spite of them. The man 
who is not big euough to rise above the 
things that trouble him, who cannot 
overtop his aches and pains, annoyances 
and disappointments so that they are of 
little consequence in comparison with 
his great life aim, will never amount to 

It is an unfortunate thing that the 
idea should be brought before the youth 
that it is a disgrace to fail. It is not a 
disgrace to fail; but it is a disgrace not 
to do one's level best to succeed. "Not 
failure but low aim is crime." 

Multitudes of poor people today who 
are not known outside of their own 
little communities are really great suc- 
cesses when measured by all that makes 
true greatness. The possession of a 
noble character is the greatest evidence 
in the world that one has succeeded. 

Now, my fellow Alumni, these are some 
of the principles which are contained in 
the foundation upon which we are build- 
ing. Let us be sure that we do not dis- 
honor our Alma Mater in any way but 
live and work for high and lofty ideals, 
and, my friends, will you not join us in 
our ambitions and help to swell the tide 
which flows for noble manhood and 
womanhood? Can you see now that we 
feel proud of our Alumni when its mem- 
bers are adherents of these principles 
that we gladly hail the day each year 

when we can meet once more under the 
parental roof of our Alma Mater? We 
once more bid you a hearty welcome, 
welcome, thrice welcome. 

VV. E. Glasmirk. 

Cantata— "Saul King of Israel." 

From The Elizabethtown Herald, May 26. 

The Elizabethtown College Chorus 
Class on Friday evening, May 21, ren- 
dered the sacred cantata, entitled "Saul 
— King of Israel," in Heisey's Auditor- 
ium, this borough, and on Saturday 
evening, May 22, gave it in the Mount 
Joy/ Hall, Mt. Joy. The audiences at 
both places were very encouraging, as at 
both places the rooms we tilled to over- 

The interest manifested, too, was very 
flattering. Eveybody seemed very well 
pleased with the work of the chorus as a 
whole, as well as the individual efforts. 
It is a musical production that is inspir- 
ing and the well-known biblical stories 
were impressed very forcibly and clearly 
by the power of song. 

Prof, and Mrs. Wampler have devel- 
oped a number of good soloists and 
singers and they deserve credit for their 
work. They are accomplished musicians 
both vocal and instrumental and the 
Professor is besides, a very graceful 

The Good Koads Advocate is a new 
monthly publication published at Lan- 
caster. Dr. Donald McCaskey, son of 
the Mayor of that City who is a warm 
friend of this College, is interested in the 
magazine. Every farmer should sub- 
scribe for it and send the subscription 
price of 50 cents to Dr. McCaskey, Wit- 
mer, Pa. 

The fifth Commencement of the Bain- 
bridge High School was held in Ludwig's 
Methodist Church on Thursday evening, 
April First. The event proved to be a 
very successful one. 



Elder Zng's Serinon. 

Elder Zug gave a historical sketch of 
the life of 1'aul, contrasting it with those 
leaving school. He spoke as follows : 

"Paul tinished the course and kept 
the faith and lie hoped for the crown. 
So do the young that are leaving school 
to go out into the battle of life. Do not 
expect that all your lessons are learned 
already. As long as there are enemies 
to overcome we must tight. 

What are you going to do when you 
leave school? It is very important to 
look ahead to see what you ought to do. 
I have three qualifications to name 
which the employer will expect of you. 
Honesty is the first essential for a posi- 
tion. In order to be honest one must 
have not only a smattering of know- 
ledge, but must start at the bottom. 
There is always room at the top. Prompt- 
ness is another essential, and not the 
least. When the employer tells you to 
be at your post of duty at seven o'clock, 
he does not mean seven-fifteen. Relia- 
bility, with many others that I might 
name that are necesssary for the em- 
ployee, is the last. We must be willing 
to do work not only to have a position 
and get wages. As day laborers do not 
be afraid to work a little more than 

How many expect to go back to the 
farm? Farming is the most independent 
vocation you can engage in. In the 
mercantile business the employee has a 
few days vacation, while the farmer is 
dependent upon himself, and can take a 
vacation whenever he wishes. "A little 
learning won't hurt the farmer " A 
good farmer is found at home while the 
wife knows where he is, while the wife 
of the traveling salesman, who lives 
in town, does not know where her hus- 
band is. The wife in the city spends 
her time at home, while her husband 
spends his spare time in the clubhouse. 

When I attended school the principal 
said to my father, "Learning is a good 

thing when properly used, but a bad 
thing for a rogue." 

The first thing needful i u going out 
into life is this, "Seek ye first the King- 
dom of Cod and his righteousness and all 
these things shall be added unto you." 
Consecrate yourself to the Master, 
the Saviour Jesus Christ, and God will 
take care of you. A true Christian is 
not lazy. He will do what he, can to 
make an honest living, and what he 
can't do, Cod will step in and, .do -for 
him. It requires struggling It is allright 
to make money, to get along in the 
world, but there is danger that we will 
make the spiritual a secondary matter. 
'People that want to get rich sell their 
souls for wealth.' If you get riches, 
whose are they? We cannot take them 
with us when we leave this world. 
Riches therefore should be a secondary 
matter. Consecration is the first thing 
and all others shall be added unto you. 
The graduate of the school of Jesus 
receives a diploma that will last through 
all the ages of eternity. 

Be true and faithful. The Master's 
cause is your first business, and the 
other is secondary. If some had failed in 
their final examinations, they would 
have had a chance to do better later. 
But we can not so do at the time of 
Christ's coming. Therefore it is the 
more important to seek after Cod and 
His righteousness, and the others will be 

Fight for right and truth and with 
Paul you can say, T have fought a good 
tight, I have tinished the course, 1 have 
kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid 
up for me a crown of righteousness, 
which the Lord, the righteous judge 
shall give meat that day; and not to 
me only, but unto all them also that love 
his appearing.' " u. F . waltz, '10 

Rooms for the Fall Term winch begins 
on Monday, Septembers, may be engaged 
at any time. Address the Acting Presi- 
dent L». C. Reber. 



College Notes. 

Miss Mabel Weaver took a little trip 
to Cumberland Co., being the guest of 
friends at Camp Hill. 

Misses Blanche and Grace Rowe and 
Carrie Cassel were entertained over {Sun- 
day June 6 at the home of Miss Sallie 
Miller, of Manheim. 

Many of our students are successful in 
being appointed as teachers in the 
county for the coming school year. In 
Rapho township out of twenty-one 
schools, nine will be taught by Elizabeth- 
town College students. 

The singing class conducted by Prof. 
Will E. Glasruire, at Lawn, rendered a 
program on Saturday evening, Juue 12, 
in the cLiurch, consisting oi duets, chorus 
and instrumental selections. Prof, and 
Mrs. B. F. Warn pier and Miss Sheaffer 
of the College were the accompanist. 

The College museum recently received 
valuable specimens from Smithsonian 
institution at Washington. These are 
along the line of geology and have been 
carefully mounted and labeled by Proi. 
Cood. He will be the curator of the 
museum next year. 

A summer term of six weeks, begin- 
ning July 5, will convene at the college. 
The session affords special opportunity 
for those wishing to prepare for college 
or to continue their studies in the regu- 
lar course of the institution. During 
this time special advantages are also of- 
fered for those interested in the study 
of music, by the holding of a music 
normal from July 5th to July 23. Special 
work for music directors, public school 
teachers, choir singers, soloist, leaders 
in church and Sunday-School music, 
piano, organ, voice culture, harmony 
and methods. Write to Prof. B. F. 
Wampler for circular giving full infor- 

Miss Emma Miller on May 21 enjoyed 
a visit from her brothers, Messrs. Jacob 
and Moses Miller, and her friends Misses 

Jane and Belle Hoke and Mary Aarchel- 
rode,all of Mercersburg, Franklin County. 
Prof. Glasmire gave a good talk in Col- 
lege Chapel Tuesday morning, May 25 
on "Street Etiquette." 

Wednesday morning May 26, saw the 
Botany Class start on the annual botan- 
izing expedition to Mt. Gretna. 

Invitations have been received by the 
friends of B. Mary Rover, '07, announc- 
ing her graduation in the Lay Workers' 
Course, of the Bible Teachers' Training 
School, New York City. 

H. L. Smith, a member of the senior 
class attended the Annual Conference of 
the Brethren in Christ held in Kansas. 

Library Notes. 

During May we received books at the 
Library as follows: 

From Prof. H. K. Ober, Cyclopedia of 
American Agriculture, Bailey, Vol. IV. 

From Provost C. C. Harrison of the 
University of Pa., W. of P. Illustrated. 

From Dr. D. C. Reber, Recognition in 
Heaven, Anstadt. 

From Bible Class Funds, Historical 
Bible, Kent; Vol. III. 

From the Librarian, The Challenge of 
the City, Strong. 

From the Missionary Reading Circle, 
Thirty-four volumes of Mission Litera- 

The additions to the Library during 
the year are three hundred and tifty- 
nine, making a total of fourteen hundred 
and five volumes. The circulation dur- 
ing the year was nine hundred or four 
and one half per day. This circulation 
is three times as large as last year and 
nine times as large as the year preceding. 

From these records we glean that 
students will consult books as they are 
provided. Friends and alumni can as- 
sist the school in no better way than to 
help increase the facilities of the Library. 
L. D. Rose, Librarian. 



Final Examination. 

The usual final examination in peda- 
gogy and related subjects* as required of 
all graduates for the degree of Bachelor 
oi Pedagogy in Elizabethtown College, 
was held this year on .June 7th. The 
committee consisted of Dr. Daniel Fleis- 
her, Superintendent of Columbia Bor- 
ough, ami Prof. L. Edgar Smith, Super- 
intendent of Franklin County. 

The Senior Class in the Pedagogical 
Course consisted of Amos P. Ceib of 
Manheim, and H. L. Smith of Harris- 
burg. The occasion of this examination 
was the first time these educators had 
the privilege of seeing our school work 
and of becoming acquainted with the 
work done in our classes. They ex- 
pressed themselves as highly pleased 
with the manner in which these gradu- 
ates acquitted themselves, and expect 
to accord graduates in this course the 
same favors which have been accorded 
pedagogical graduates in a number of 
counties adjoining Lancaster. 

As an additional requirement of ped- 
agogical graduates a theses on an educa- 
tional subject, consisting of at least 3,000 
words must be presented typewritten. 
The subjects of this year's theses are as 
follows: "The Ideal School," by A. P. 
Geib; "Education According to Nature," 
by H. L. Smith. 

List of students who have passed 
Teachers' Examination, Spring 19U9, and 
have been assigned schools as follows: 

Emma Buckwalter, Penlyn Primary, 
Montgomery county; Ella Young, Sunny- 
side, Rapho Township; Florence Miller, 
Muddy Creek Primary, Brecknock 
Township; Agnes Ilyan, Back Run, 
Rapho Township; Agnes George; Emma 
George, Chiques Hill, Rapho Township; 
Marie Vogel, Maplegrove, Rapho Town- 
ship; Joshua Reber; Lineaus Earhart, 
Asst. Prin. Mt. Joy High School; Elmer 

Huhl, Priu. Lindisville High School; H. 
K. Eby, Newton Sec, Rapho Township; 
Harry Nye, R'utts, West Donegal; Robert 
Myers, Lincoln, Conoy Township; Mabel 
Weaver; Stella Frantz, Fairview, East 
Lampeter Township; Mary Daveler, 
Fairview, Mt. Joy Township; Anna Can- 
non; Elizabeth Weaver, Pleasant Hill; 
David Heruley, Grandview, Mt. Joy 
Township: Ray Gruber; D. V. Shank; 
Blanche Fisher, Bainbridge Primary, 
Conoy Township; W. F. Christman; A. 
llolliuger; Ava Witmer; C. L.' Martin, 
Bellaire, Mb. Joy Township; Mamie Heir; 
W. A. Herr, Cherry Hill, Mt. Joy Town- 
ship; H. L. Ebersole, Woodland, Mt. Joy 
Township; Aaron Coble; A. G. Hotten- 
stein, Salunga, East Hemplield; Holmes 
Falkensteiu, Shank's; Phares Gibble, 
Sporting Hill, Rapho Township ; Benja- 
min Waltz, Fairview, Rapho Township; 
Laban Leiter, McKinley, Rapho Town- 
ship; Lillian Risser, Wheatland, Mount 
Joy Township; Clayton Frey, Mt. Joy 
Township; Grace Hopple; Andrew 
Martin, Washington, East Donegal Town- 

■ ^i- « 

Mrs. Susan Trimmer, who assisted in 
Laundry and Culinary department this 
year, will spend the summer, and all of 
the year perhaps, at her home in Me- 
chauicsburg, 109 E. Simpson St. 

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Vol. VII 


No. 1 



Editor-in-Chief L. MARGARET HAAS, 


Managing Editor 






Alumni AMOS P GE1B, 



Stenographer M. A. GOOD, 

Business Manager 

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Entered as Second-Class Matter April 19, 1909, at Elizabethtown Post Office, 


Our Coljege Times opens the new 
school year with some changes on the 
Editorial Staff. We thank the out-going 
editors for what they have so faithfully 
done during the past year, and allow 
them to retire from office so as to give 
others the opportunity of development 
along this kind of work. 

The dress of our paper will be slightly 
changed this year on account of not be- 
ing able to secure the same as was used 
last year. 

The New Teachers. 

Few but important changes in the 
teaching body of the institution for the 
current year have been made. 

After completing the course of study 
at the Elizabethtown High School, and 
the English Scientific Course at this in- 
stitution in 1908, and after a year's 
teaching in the public schools, Miss 
Daisy P. Rider enters the Faculty as 
teacher of Drawing. Miss Rider pos- 
sesses rare talent and ability for her 
work. Besides her teaching she expects 
to complete the Pedagogical Course this 

The new penmanship teacher is Amos 
P. Geib, graduate in the Pedagogical 

Course, class of 1909. Mr. Geib has to his 
credit three years' successful experience 
as a teacher in the public schools of 
Lancaster County. During the recent 
vacation, he spent almost two months 
in study at the famous Zanerian Art 
College, Columbus, Ohio. His penman- 
ship classes are large and interesting. 
He also teaches Commercial Arithmetic, 
and a new enthusiasm will doubtless be 
felt by the students of the Commercial 
Department through his efforts. 

The trustees and management have 
been fortunate indeed in being able to 
procure the services of Miss Mary E. 
Markley, of Zanesville, Ohio, for the 
professorship of Ancient and Modern 
Languages. Miss Markley possesses an 
enviable record both as student and as 
teacher. After completing her College 
Course summa cum laude in 1902 at 
Ursinus College, she taught one year in 
the High School at Milton, Pa. Then 
for three years she held the position of 
assistant principal of the Derry, Pa., 
High School, also teaching English and 
Latin. The last two years she had 
charge of the department of English in 
the Westfield, N. J., High School. One 
year she spent in Columbia University 
specializing in English, and received the 
degree of Master of Arts in 1907 in that 


noted institution. 

She teaches Rhetoric, and College 
English, Latin, German and French, and 
her pupils are highly pleased with her 
ability. The highest expectations of the 
management have been realized thus far, 
and her addition to the Faculty will in- 
crease the couridence of the educational 
public in the institution's ability to do 
through-going work even in the regular 
classical course which six students are 
now pursuing. d. c. r. 

We are pleased to note that William 
Kulp of Ephrata, has entered the Bible 
department with the view of fitting him- 
self for the mission held. The Church of 
the Brethren at Ephrata have encouraged 
the young brother by making itself re- 
sponsible in part for his expenses while 
in school. This is a step in the right 
direction, and what a blessing it would 
be to the cause of Christianity if all 
churches would foliow this example! 


The Lancaster Examiner has had for 
years among her able corps of contrib- 
utors, a man of rare talent along liter- 
ary lines. We refer to Robert B. Risk, 
whose "Observed and Noted" articles 
which appear every Saturday, are rich 
in description, true to nature and re- 
markable in varietv of subject-matter. 
England has had her Richard Steele and 
her Joseph Addison, both of whom con- 
tributed essays to "The Tattler" and 
"Spectator," while America has had 
in Lowell and Holmes men similar some- 
what to Steele and Addison. After 
reading the articles written by Robert 
Risk, we are led to ask the question, 
"Why should not Mr. Risk's name be 
placed among the noted essayists of the 
19th and 20th centuries?" Because of 
the season we are now in, we quote 
from the "Observed and Noted" column 
as found in the Lancaster Examiner of 
September 29, 1906, Mr. Risk's descrip- 

tion of the End of September which 
reads as follows: — "Ho! Ho! This is the 
ending of September, when the blue 
dome above us grows higher and deeper 
in color and the big, fluffy white clouds 
stand out in splendid contrast. It is 
the time the waters clear and the black 
bass would bite, if we had any. The 
whizz of the wild duck's wing is heard 
on the river and the whirr of the part- 
ridge is in evidence over the dead clover 
held. The fox hound is growing impa- 
tient and the rough ruler longs to be 
a-tield. The birds are southward flying 
and the foliage is serving notice that 
glorious October, stately in strength and 
color, comes apace. The frost is on the 
pumpkin and the early sausage is in the 
pan. When you' retire you find the 
good landlady has placed a heavy blanket 
at the foot of your bed, camphor scented 
and as you draw it over you the recent 
heat of the dog days seems never to 
have occurred. You lower the blinds 
earlier and by the evening lamp peruse 
the impressive book that was too much 
when the sun set at 8 o'clock P. M. In 
the country you don't mind sitting by 
the kitchen hre and putting a fresh stick 
now and then on the lowering embers. 
Th<? night winds frostily rustle the corn 
shock where the rabbit finds his lair. 
The fields are all garnered save the corn 
and the plow stands in the furrow to be- 
gin with the wheat another resurrection. 
The early pig is fattening in his pen and 
the bullock in his stall. The early corn 
is putting more red into the cockles of 
the gobbler and the comb of the cock. 
All is happy in the midst of plenty and 
fatness. The farm lad goes to the barn 
in the early morn with a warm blouse on, 
and does not return to a late supper in 
shirt sleeves and bare arms. He does 
not now mind sitting in the sunshine by 
the south side of the wagon shed or un- 
der the forebay of the barn. He looks 
with a siijli toward the shocked corn 
which will soon try his ringers as he 
husks the great ears. The bees buzz 



around the cider barrel and the prettiest 
picture of our fruitage is seen in the 
apple blushing at you behind the first 
frost-bitten leaves. The cows skirt the 
fences to get the last fresh grass that has 
not been touched by sturdy Jack. The 
potato laughs plenty in the full cellar 
bin and the first jar of sauer kraut is a- 
ripenuig nearby. The ozone of the fall 
air is more inspiring than the fitful shine 
of the spring sun. The trees of October 
are grander than the green foliage of 
June. The wheat field of the fall glitter- 
ing in frost jewels is more beautiful than 
the struggle of the blade through the 
cold clods of the early spring. The 
chrysanthemum in its sturdy strength 
suggests more than the evanescent 
hyacinth and tulip of May. The most 
beautiful June day cannot compare with 
the Indian summer hours of fall, when 
dreams form in the shimmering sun- 
shine. It is when the squirrel flits amid 
the chestnut burrs and a gentle stillness 
whispers songs unsuug around the 
branches of the great trees that the 
heart bounds with a new force and the 
soul feels that it would be well to live 
forever. There is no melancholy in the 
fall days. Never do human spirits rise 
higher than then. Knergy then culmi- 
nates. Every season has its charm and 
its poem, but now we are in or approach- 
ing the strong rhythmic days that give 
you the grand organ notes of nature's 
symphonies. We see not all this in the 
city. Our back yards are not the wide 
fields and we think only of our over- 
coats and the nuisance of the leaves on 
the pavements. Charming as the 
country may be in all seasons, it speaks 
with a different eloquence and sings with 
a nobler melody when the "pale glimpses 
of the moon'" in September are most 
alluring and the twinkling stars speak of 
infinity in more impressive sentences. 

Duties of Editorial Staff. 

All members of the Editorial Staff and 
everv student in College should be in- 

terested in the College paper. Many of 
you have done nobly, and we fell grate- 
ful for your help. 

Your duties in general should be: 1. 
To secure as many subscribers as possi- 
ble. Don't forget when your friends 
visit the College, or when you visit 
them, or write to them, to ask them 
whether they are subscribers to "Our 
College Times." 2. You should be on 
the lookout for news, marriages, deaths, 
appointments of students to lucrative, 
or otherwise honorable or responsible 
positions. All articles for the Novem- 
ber issue should be in the Editor's hands 
on or before the 14th of October, and so 
each following month. Do your best 
and thus add to the success of "Our 
College Times" and of our college in 

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New subscriptions may begin at any 
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Have you read in the Talmud of old, 
In the Legends the Rabbins have told 

Of the limitless realms of the air, 
Have you read it,— the marvellous story 
Of Sandalphou, the Angel of Glory, 

Sandal phou, the Angel of Prayer? 

How, erect, at the outermost gates 
Of the City Celestial he waits, 

With his feet on the ladder of light, 
That, crowded with angels unnumbered, 
By Jacob was seen, as he slumbered 

Alone in the desert at night? 

The Angels of Wind and of Fire 
Chant only one hymn, and expire 

With the song's irresistiess stress; 
Expire in their rapture and wonder, 
As harp-strings are broken asunder 

By music they throb to express. 

But serene in the rapturous throng. 
Unmoved by the rush of the song, 

With eyes unim passioned and slow, 
Among the dead angels, the deathless 
Sandalphon stands listening breathless 

To sounds that ascend from below; — 

From the spirits on earth that adore, 
From the souls that entreat and implore 

In the fervor and passion of praver; 
From the hearts that are broken" with 

And weary with dragging the crosses 

Too heavy for mortals to bear. 

And he gathers the prayersas he stands, 
And they change into flowers in his 
Into garlands of purple and red; 
And beneath the great arch of the por- 
Through the streets of the City Immor- 
Is wafted the fragrance they shed. 

It is but a legend, I know, — 
A fable, a phantom, a show, 

Of the ancient Rabbinical lore; 
Yet the old mediaeval tradition, 
The beautiful, strange superstition, 

But haunts me and holds me the more. 

When I look from my window at night, 
And the welkin above is all white, 

All throbbing and panting with stars, 
Among them majestic is standing 
Sandal phon the angel, expanding 

His pinions in nebulous bars. 

And the legend, I feel, is a part 

Of the hunger and thirst of the heart, 

The frenzy and tire of the brain, 
That grasps at the fruitage forbidden, 
The golden pomegranates of Eden, 

To quiet its fever and pain. — 

H. W. Longfellow. 

The Importance of an Education. 

(Address delivere 1 i 1 College Chapel on Opening 
Day, Sept. 16, by Rev. J B. Kittgers of Mount Joy.) 

Text;— "That our sons may be as 
plants grown up in their youth, that our 
daughters may be as cornerstones pol- 
ished after the similitude of a palace." 
Ps. 144:12. 

For six thousand years at least, hu- 
man life in this world has been advanc- 
ing, growing. The result of this growth 
is civilization. This is the product of 
the ages. It is not the creation of a day. 

We admit that our first parents were 
perfect, but they were not developed. 
Adam could not ride a bicycle, or run an 
automobile, neither could Eve operate a 
sewing machine. But these and a thous- 
and other difficult feats we must perform 
in order to keep up with the procession 
of civilization. And the problem is, 
how, in a given time, can we enable au 
individual to realize approximately the 
result of the world's progress and to 
master the present civilization and be 
able to advance. 

Three woids answer this question — 
Heredity, Environment, and Education. 

We must not underestimate deredity. 
There are many trained men who fail to 
do what others accomplished with ease 
without training. One who has been 
reared in a well educated family, will, as 
a rule, speak as accurately by instinct as 
others can learn to do by grammatical 
rules. Then, there are born teachers, 
preachers, lawyers, bankers, farmers. 
Cow per made a poor lawyer, but suc- 
ceeded as a poet. Goldsmith's peu was 
mighty, but his knife bungled as a sur- 
geon. Horace Greeley was a failure on 
the farm, but not in the editor's chair. 
Ulysses & Grant, the poorest banker 


known, was the greatest general of his 
age. A man is born for something, but 
then not for everything. 

Then, Environment counts for some- 
thing. Many a man who starts with 
little in his favor learns much as the 
result of attrition. As he rubs against 
"life's throng and press," there comes 
to him what others may have had by 
virtue of birth. And some who have 
started with large hereditary gifts, by 
keeping their eyes and ears open, have 
added to their original stock. 

On this principle the great successes 
have been made, — Abraham Lincoln 
stood splitting rails until he had wedged 
himself into the highest place in a great 
nation. Shakespeare stood weaving 
wool until he wove for himself immortal 
fame, .lames A. Gartield tramped a 
tow path that led him to the White 

Now, birth may give a mian a start, 
and environment strength to continue, 
hut education is required to bring him 
up to the level of the world's civiliza- 
tion. And until he reaches this, he is 
not prepared to make advances upon it, 
for a quack in business is as dangerous 
as a quack in medicine. 

My friends, the great need of the 
world today is trained men. Emerson 
has said that man is but a quotation 
from his ancestors. We may learn in a 
month that which it took men genera- 
tions to acquire by experience. Educa- 
tion is but the experience of the past 
put in condensed and convenient form 
for our use. So the trained man may 
build upon the past and plant his stan- 
dard high to begin with, while the ig- 
norant man must first feel around for a 
foundation before he can even begin to 

. Undoubtedly, my friends, education 
follows the movements of civilization. 
We cannot overestimate the importance 
of trained, educated minds. It used to 
be the boast of many an ignorant back- 

woods preacher, that he had never 
"rubbed his back up against college 
walls." There was in those days a pre- 
judice against education. Many seemed 
to have an idea that as people grew in 
power to think broadly and deeply and 
clearly, they lost in fervor and piety. 
The more the English was murdered in 
a sermon, the fuller it was of rough, 
slangy expressions, the more power it 
had to convert people. It was a dis- 
grace for a minister ever to have looked 
into a Greek or Hebrew book. Ignor- 
ance and illiteracy were something of 
which to boast. But, my friends, there 
is no ground, either in reason or scrip-' 
ture, for this absurd prejudice against 

Of all men that ever lived, Paul's in- 
fluence has been the mightiest in shap- 
ing the world's destiny. In power to 
sway men, he stands head and shoulders 
above all the apostles. His superior 
power and efficiency as a Christian 
worker, were due, in a large measure, to 
his superior education and intelligence. 
It was due to the fact that he was 
brought up at the feet of Gamaliel, the 
most renowned educator of that day. 

One need not today blush, thank God, 
to confess that he has "rubbed his back 
against college walls." Yet, there is a 
tendency today, by some, to undervalue 
thorough education. Our country is 
being cursed more and more with what 
may be called the "mercantile spirit" — 
the all-absorbing mad scramble for the 
almighty dollar. How often we hear ex- 
pressions like these from parents, — "My 
boy graduates from the Grammar school 
this year; I would like to have him keep 
on and get a college education, but he 
does not want to do so. He wants 
to earn money in some way." 
"My daughter is almost ready 
to enter college, but she says she is not 
going. She would rather work in a 
factory, or get a situation as a cashier 
or clerk, or typewriter in some store or 


office." And frequently, if you expost- 
ulate with these young people about the 
folly of such a course, they will say, — 
"It doesn't require education to make 
money." They look at the question 
wholly from the standpoint of dollars 
and cents. They forget that money is 
not worth living for. 

My young friends, money can never 
satisfy the soul and make one truly 
happy. Never, never. It is foolish, it 
is suicidal to neglect and dwarf the mind 
in order to rill the pocket book or swell 
the bank account. When will some 
people learn that there are some things 
■of more value than money? 

Education is one of these things. It 
brings with it advantages that are be- 
yond all price. Let me, as a friend, 
advise you never to stop in school life 
until your aim has been reached, which 
I trust and pray, is a thorough educa- 
tion. The story is told of an old lady 
from the country, who, on her first visit 
to Boston, entered the elevatorof a large 
store. She remained comfortablv seated 
while the elevator made several trips up 
and down. Finally she said to the ele- 
vator boy, "I wish you would let me 
know when we reach the Union Station." 
So, young friends, beware of that per- 
pendicular motion which will keep you 
hanging always over one spot. But 
seek the horizontal motion that will 
make you a part of the onward sweep of 
the times, or you will never reach the 
Union Station of your hopes. 

Now, let us briefly consider some of 
the advantages of a thorough education. 

1. A good education broadens one. 

Do you know that narrow-mindedness 
is a bad thing? One of the worst things 
in the world. In all ages it has been the 
enemy of progress. It makes bigots of 
men. They can see only one side of the 
truth. Opinions that differ from their 
own are wrong and pernicious, and not 
to be tolerated. It they believe the 
earth is flat and Galileo teaches that it is 

round, they refuse to listen tc his argu- 
ments or proofs. They say, "Galileo, 
you are a liar, the earth is fiat. We can 
see it with our own eyes." Inventions, 
even the best of them, all modern im- 
provements, have had to right their way 
inch by inch against narrow-minded 
bigotry. A liberal education tends to 
soften and ameliorate such natures. It 
enlarges and enriches the mind. It ex- 
pands the soul. Under its influence the 
mean, sordid, and selfish spirit is cast 
out, and the nature becomes generous 
and noble. There may be individual 
exceptions, but this is the rule. If you 
doubt it, glance at the history of nations 
and the church. 

As education becomes more general 
among the masses, wars , grow less 
frequent. People find something better 
to do than butchering one another. 
Courts of Arbitration take the place of 
swords and rifles as a means of settling 

The held of vision is enlarged. The 
mind g^ows broad enough to take in the 
sublime thought of the "Fatherhood of 
God" and the "Brotherhood of Man." 
There is more brotherly kindness be- 
tween individuals as well as between 

A great city on the Pacific Coast is 
destroyed by an earthquake. All over 
the world people are moved to sympathy. 
They recognize the sufferers as brethren, 
and it is a spectacle over which men and 
angels may well rejoice, to see the noble 
generosity with which gifts are sent in 
from all parts of the civilized world. 

A patriotic statesman, a beloved presi- 
dent is stricken down in the vigor of 
manhood, and in the midst of a useful 
and glorious career. His sorrowing 
country is not alone in her grief. Sister 
nations mourn with her as members of 
the same family. Expressions of tender 
sympathy pour in from every quarter of 
the globe. 
. Under the influence of widelv diffused 


intelligence or education, it is growing 
more and more clear to the minds of 
men that God hath made of one Mood 
all the nations that dwell on the face of 
the earth. 

My friends, since the effect of educa- 
tion is a broadening of the mind, and 
improving the character, every young 
man and young; woman should deter- 
mine, however great the difficulties in 
the way, whatever it may cost in the 
way of self denial and hard work, to se- 
cure a liberal education. It will enable 
you to live well. Yea, more, it will en- 
able you to understand clearly that 
which yon read or hear spoken from the 
public platform and understand all the 
intricacies connected with, at least, the 
English language. 

2. Education also promotes success 
in money-making. It may seem to the 
young man in his haste to rush into 
business and make money, that so far 
as money is concerned, the time and 
money spent in securing an education is 
thrown away. He may tell you of some 
one who, though a College graduate, has 
died a pauper. There may be cases of 
that kind, but they areexceedingly rare. 
You will tind a thousand ignoramuses 
among the destitute paupers, for one 
educated man. The great majority of 
the well-to-do and prosperous are intelli- 
gent, educated people. 

Young man, young lady, if you want 
to make it as sure as possible that you 
will succeed in accumulating money, be- 
gin, by spcuring a thorough education. 
It gives one a keener mind and clearer 
head. It fits him for a personal manage- 
ment of an extensive business. Many a 
one has failed for want of a disciplined 
mind with which to manage his affairs. 

This is true whether it refers to per- 
sonal affairs of State or Church. At one 
time while Bishop Foss was presiding at 
a conference in the South, he found it 
difficult to appoint a certain preacher. 
No church, seemingly wanted him as its 

pastor. The Bishop was surprised, for 
he was a handsome looking man. Finally 
the Bishop thought he must have in 
mind the wrong man. He inquired of 
the Presiding Elder,— "Is that the 
brother, sitting over there in the 'Amen 
Corner/ with the bald head?" "Yes," 
responded the Elder, "and that is the 
trouble, his head is bald on the inside 

My friends, the world has made such 
strides forward of late, that the time "is 
coming and now is," when the leaders 
in business affairs, in State affairs, and 
Church affairs must be thoroughly train- 
ed, educated men. The people who hold 
the wealth, the power, and the highest 
positions in Church or State in every 
land are the intelligent and educated. 
The ignorant in every land and in all 
ages have been the servants for the in- 
telligent. So, my young friends, if you 
have an ambition to achieve success in 
any calling, lay the foundation for that 
success by securing a good education, if 
it takes you ten years to do it. Do not 
be satisfied with a three or four years' 
course. Do not be content with only a 
High School diploma. Let that be only 
a stepping stone to something higher, 
grander, and more noble. 

A young man once asked the Presi- 
dent of Oberlin College if he could not 
take a shorter course. "O yes," said the 
President, "but that depends on what 
you intend to make of yourself." So, 
my friends, when God wants to make an 
oak, He takes a hundred years, but 
when He wants a squash or cabbage 
head, He takes from four to six months. 
We shall never see a machine bearing 
the inscription. — "Drop a nickel in the 
slot and take out a complete education." 
Ambition, perseverance and time will 
lead you upward on wings of nobility 
and grandeur, to heights sublime and 

3. Education also enables one to ap- 
preciate a wider range of enjoyments. 


The ignorant man has comparatively 
few sources of enjoyment. When I say 
this, I mean the average day-laborer on 
the street, in the railroad cut, or heaving 
coal. Little pleasure can come to them 
from the side of the intellectual. Nature 
spreads out her beauties for them in 
vain. The flowers in the garden, the 
daisies in the meadow, forests and fields 
robed in their garments of green, the 
crimson glow on a sunset, the myriads 
of stars that sparkle in the heavens at 
night, have no beautv, no charm for 

But, as the mind expands under the 
iniiuence of education, a hundred sources 
of new and higher enjoyment open be- 
fore it. His horizon is enlarged. His 
mind can range over the whole pano- 
rama of past history. He can study the 
causes of the rise and fail of empires 
and nations. He can trace the progress 
of civilzation. He can make himself fa- 
miliar with the great battlefields where 
liberty has triumphed over tyranny. 
He can follow the careers of the world's 
great statesmen and heroes and mar- 
tyrs. To him the book of nature is 
open. He can read its pages with pro- 
found enjovment. They speak to him 
of the wisdom and goodness of God. 
Studying her wonders, and gazing upon 
her beauties, he is uplifted and en- 
nobled. His soul kindles with a higher, 
holier, devotion as he gains broader, 
clearer views of the Divine Character. 
Literature opens for him the doors of 
her treasure house. Poets and novelists, 
philosophers and scientists, orators and 
statesmen, preachers and reformers gave 
their best thoughts for his intellectual 
banquet. • 

Shall we then, my friends, hold in 
light esteem the education that brings 
such pleasures and so broadens the mind 
and expands the soul? Shall we? Is it 
not worth a hundred, yea, a thousand 
times more than all it costs? Suppose 
you should be able to get rich without 

it. Is money worth living for? Is not 
the life contemptible that is lived for no 
nobler end than money-making? 
What is life? 

"Life is real, life is earnest, 

And the grave is not its goal; 

'Dust thou art to dust returnest;' 

Was not spoken ot the soul." 

How shall we measure life then? Not 
by the years, months, the days, the 
moments that we pass on earth. But 
we measure life by him whose soul is 
raised above base, worldly things. Yea, 
by him whose heart is fixed in heaven. 
The man with a broadly cultured mind 
may have but little money, yet he is 
immeasurably richer than the ignoramus 
with millions. Though he die young, 
yet his life is long, for he has gathered 
many a precious gem. Enraptured, he 
has dwelt where master minds have 
poured their deep musings, and his heart 
has glowed with love to Him who creat- 
ed us and who placed within us t lie 
spark of pure divinity which shines with 
light unceasing. 

4. Education also increases useiulness. 

Knowledge is power. The people with 
educated, disciplined minds are the 
people who rule, t lie world over. The 
positions of wide-reaching iniiuence, the 
destinies of this country and of the 
world, are in the hands of the educated. 

A man with a trained, cultivated mind 
has it in his power to do a hundred 
fold more for God and the world than 
the uneducated. If Lincoln had not 
educated himself, he would have been 
nothing more than a railsplitter or a flat- 
boat navigator as long as he lived. But, 
through education, he lifted himself in- 
to a position of world power. By guid- 
ing the ship of State in safety through 
one of the fiercest storms that ever 
swept the political ocean, he served his 
country and the world a thous-.ud times 
better than he ever could have done by 
running a flat-boat on the Mississippi. 

My friends, God holds us responsible 
for the talents He has given us. lie ex- 



peots us to do all we can for the good of 
the world and the building up of His 
kingdom. He has given us solemn 
warning against tying any of our talents 
up in a napkin. Then, the thought of 
being able to serve well our country and 
our God, should be an inspiration to us 
in fitting ourselves for the widest useful- 
ness. To win a fame like that of Alex- 
ander, Napoleon, Vanderbilt, or Gould 
is not worth striving for, but it is a grand 
thing to be remembered with grateful 
benediction through future ages for the 
good you have done. Patriots like 
Washington, Lincoln and Grant; states- 
men like Gladstone and Roosevelt; phil- 
anthropists like John Howard and 
Florence Nightingale; preachers like 
Luther, Knox, Wesley, Otterbein and 
Moody, have built themselves monu- 
ments more enduring than marble or 

My young friends, let me encourage 
yon in your struggle for education, with 
the thought, that you are thus enriching 
yourselves for eternity. The millionaire 
must let go of his money when he dies. 
lie cannot take a dollar with him. The 
politician must bid farewell to the hon- 
ors of office when summoned by the 
King of Terrors. But, thank God, all 
the enlargement and ennoblement of 
mind one acquires through education, 
he takes with him into eternity. 

It was once my pleasant fortune to be 
entertained in a beautiful home in the 
outskirts of Pittsburg. The lady of the 
house was stately and gracious, but sor- 
row was depicted on her countenance. 
In the evening she showed me to my 
room. As she opened the door into a 
beautiful chamber, she slowly and sol- 
emnly said, — "I am going to give you 
the room that was my daughter's, who 
is now in heaven. Everything in it 
is just as it was when she left it. The 
books on the shelves, the pictures hang- 
ing on the walls, the photographs on the 
mantel, even the arrangements of the 

chairs and the furniture in the room is 
just the same as when she went away." 
Then she stepped across the room to a 
beautiful old-fashioned book-case, and 
pointing through the glass door to a rolled 
parchment tied with a pretty pink rib- 
bon, she said, — "And that is her diplo- 
ma lying just as she threw it there when 
she came home from school, but a few 
days before she was taken ill. I came 
up with her to the room and she flung 
the diploma in there with a sort of girl- 
ish glee. She closed the door on it and 
said, — 'Well, I'm glad I've got you, any- 
how.' It never has been touched since. 
Two weeks later we went with her over 
to the cemetery and laid her beneath 
the weeping willow. And there lies her 
unused diploma that cost her so much 
hard work and that she was so proud to 

The conversation impressed me very 
deeply, and that "unused diploma" gave 
me much serious thought that night. I 
saw that dear old mother had a 
feel'ng that, somehow, there had been a 
great waste in all the hard work her 
daughter had performed to obtain that 
diploma. But she was wrong in think- 
ing so. True, that diploma represented 
an education that the daughter was not 
permitted to use on earth. But, I be- 
lieve, that disciplined mind found 
brighter glories awaiting her. I believe 
the songs she sings are more angelic and 
seraphic by having secured the educa- 
tion by which she obtained that "unused 

I want to urge upon the young, the 
importance of preparing yourselves for 
your life's work by securing a good ed- 
ucation. Let parents remember that a 
thorough education for son or daughter 
is better patrimony than a million doll- 
ars without it. If you have no one to 
pay your way at school or college, pay 
it yourself. Others have done it, and 
what has been done can be done again. 
Determination and hard work will re- 



move mountains. Difficulties vanish be- 
fore them like mist before a summer 
sun. But, above all, my young friends, 
remember this, — that the highest educa- 
tion is that which brings the soul into 
harmony with God and makes the char- 
acter Christlike. Get all the education 
you can, but let it be set on tire of the 
Holy Ghost and consecrated on the al- 
tar of God. Unless you do this, your 
education may only give you added 
power for evil, and make your doom the 
more awful in eternity. The learning 
Paul acquired at the feet of Gamaliel, 
only made him the mightier as the ene- 
my of the cross. It became a blessing 
to himself and the world, only when his 
heart had been regenerated by the 
Holy Ghost, and his life had been given 
to the service of Christ. 

As a first step, then, in the prepara- 
tion for a successful life, work! Plant 
your feet firmly on the Rock of Ages. 
Cultivate the soul. Take the Bible for 
your guide and Christ for your example. 
I pray that your life may be a benedic- 
tion to the world. May you grow rich 
toward God, — rich with the riches that 
endure forever. 

Let fall on every school building and 
on every College Hall, 'he lustre of Thy 
cross, O Christ. 

A Trip to Newburg, N. Y. 

^ l!y a member of A Grammar Grade} 

ttarly in July 1906, a party of friends 
and I decided to take a trip up the 
beautiful, historic Hudson to Newburg. 
We had long wished to see the beauties 
of this river about which we had heard 
so much. 

Leaving the Desbrosses Street wharf at 
7 a. in., we had the whole day before us, 
and it was a beautiful day. The sun 
shone with all its summer heat, but the 
breeze from the ocean modified it some. 

The boat on which we went travels 
from New York to Albany, arriving 
there about sundown. At Poughkeepsie 

it passes the day-boat from Albany to 
New York, on which we wished to re- 
turn later, so as to reach New York 
about sundown. Each of these boats 
makes a night trip, and of course they 
are usually crowded. 

However, we found a pleasant place 
for our party, which consisted of ten 
persons. We were in the fore part of the 
boat, on the second deck, and the 
glorious beauty of the river was spread 
out before our eager eyes. As we sailed 
along we could imagine how Henry 
Hudson must have felt when he first ex- 
plored this broad stream. It seems as 
though we were sailing into some fairy 
land, there being such beautiful sloping 
hills on both sides of the river. Robert 
Fulton surely gave to humanity a bless- 
ing to be highly prized when he made it 
possible to sail up this lovely stream, as 
well as on so many others. 

To our right, soon after leaving the 
wharf, we saw the stately monument 
erected over Gen. Grant's tomb. Here 
the river can be seen for several miles, 
just a smooth wide expanse of water — 
on one side with rich sloping hillsides; 
on the other, a high perpendicular wall 
of rock. 

This wall is called '"The Palisades." 
It extends for several miles up the river. 
In it can be seen the different strata of 
rock, and the action of the waves of the 
river has worn ridges along the sides 
which, as the river gradually cut deeper 
and deeper into the channel, have been 
exposed to view. The wall must be at 
least a hundred feet high. 

As we went farther up stream wecame 
to a bend which I have been told is 
called Anthony's Nose. This is its his- 
tory. At one time a party of sailors 
were sailing up the river, having as their 
captain a man named Anthony. As 
they came in sight of this bend and saw 
the hill sloping to the river's edge, one 
remarked that it was turned up at the 
end just like Anthony's nose. After- 



wards it was known by that name. The 
river at this point is exceedingly beauti- 
ful. It winds in and out among the hills 
like a ribbon, yet it is wide and deep. 

Just a short distance farther up it 
grows very wide and away to the right, 
along the shore, we could get just a 
glimpse of Sing Sing prison. It is situat- 
ed on an island in the river and is com- 
pletely isolated from all civilization. 
Surely one would think that if quiet 
meditation and the beauties of nature 
can help bring a person nearer to God, 
then these poor discouraged souls should 
grow better. But, alas, some of them 
are so hardened in sin that nothing 
seems to stir them to better things. . 

Sailing on up the river we next came 
to West Point Naval Academy, but as 
we could not stop we did no see much of 
it. Now we were coming near to our 
destination. It was nearly noon and 
we were all hungry, for the river breeze 
had sharpened our appetites. A short 
distance farther, and we came to New- 
burg, General Washington's Headquart- 
ers. Here we left the boat, though we 
had not gone quite half way up the riv-. 

Our next thought was dinner. Right 
near the landing is the park at the head- 
quarters. Here we ate our lunch and 
then went out to view the place. There 
is not much to be seen there except the 
splendid view from the observatory. 
From this one can see miles and miles 
of country in all directions, the river 
winding in and out for such a great dis- 
tance. We spent several hours in this 
delightful spot. One of our party had 
tfte misfortune to have his hat blown 
overboard on the trip up stream, so we 
did some shopping, after which we went 
back to the boat. 

Soon we were on our way home. The 
trip back was not so exceedingly beauti- 
ful as the morning trip had been, for we 
were going away from the hills and did 
not have that delightful sensation of the 

morning; the sensation of sailing right 
into them. 

Down we went, past these same inter- 
esting places, now so quiet and still in 
the approaching sunset glow. One must 
needs think of the unlimited wealth of 
the patroons,who little realized tae possi- 
bilities of this vast territory when each 
owned tifty miles frontage on this beau- 
tiful stream. 

About seven o'clock we returned to 
Desbrosses Street wharf. Needless to 
say that we were tired, or that the trip 
was one which we shall never forget. 
Since then, two of the party have 
crossed the River of Death acd we shall 
never more sail, together, the ship of 
life, but may we be so happy as to cast 
anchor on the golden shore of Eternal 
Bliss and meet in God's beautiful some- 

Carrie W. Ellis, Norristown, Pa. 

A Good Vocabulary. 

1 Compositions by Members of B Grammar Grade.) 

In speaking or writing we express our 
thoughts by means of words. By a 
person's vocabulary id meant the num- 
ber of words he has at his com- 
mand. Our words may be chosen so 
carefully that they will express just 
what we wish to say, or they may be 
chosen so carelessly that they wdl not 
express what we have in mind. 

There area number of ways by which 
a command of language may be secured. 
Some of the best means are: 

1. By reading good literature. 2. By 
conversing with cultured persons. 3. 
By studying the dictionary. 4. By list- 
ening to good speakers. 5. By keeping 
a list of new words. 6. By memorizing 
selections. 7. By studying etymology. 
8. By avoiding low companions. 

No one can be a successful writer or 
speaker who has not a large vocabulary 
at his command. The English language 
abounds in words that express similar 
meanihgs, and it is necessary to exercise 



great care in choosing words that will 
express exactly what we mean. 

An extensive vocabulary will not on- 
ly help us to express ourselves accu- 
rately, but it will also enable us to give 
variety to our manner of expression. 

It is therefore of the greatest impor- 
tance to know a large number of words 
and to be able to use them properly. 

Anna Kline, Elizabethtown, Pa. 


Religious Appointments. 

Missionary Reading Circle: — Presi- 
dent, L. D. Rose; Secretary, Emma 
Miller; Treasurer, Mrs. B. F. Warn pier; 
Teacher Prof. E. E. Eshleman. Meets 
Saturday, 6:45 p. m. 

Mid-Week Prayer Meeting: — Led by 
teachers and students in turn. Meets 
Wednesday, 6:45 p. m. 

Hall Prayer Meetings: — Three in num- 
ber. Meet daily (when not conllicting 
with other appointments) at 6.45 p. in. 

Sunday Bible Classes: — Two in num- 
ber. Teachers, Prof. Eshleman and 1,. 
Margaret Haas. Meet 8:15 a. m. 

Christian Workers' Meeting: — Led by 
ter.chers or students as appointed by 
Committee. Meets Sunday, 6:45 p. m. 

Regular Preaching Service; — Held on 
Sunday alternately at 10:30 a. m. and 
7.15 p. m. Sept. 12, Sermon by Pro. E. 
E Eshleman. Text, .John 20:21. Sept. 
19, Sermon by Pro. E. F. Nedrow. Text, 
.John 15:1 to 8. Sept. 26, Sermon bv 
Eld. S. H. Hertzler. Text, Eph. 4: 11 
to 16. 

Mrs. Dr. Becker, a generous friend 
from Mastersonville, lately donated to 
theCollegetwo crocks of apple- butter and 
a bushel of apples. Since apples are 
very scarce this year, we especially ap- 
preciate Mrs. Becker's kindness, and 
hereby express our gratitude to her. 

Who first discovered the North Pole, 
Cook or Peary? When? The future 
may tell. The truth of the matter seems 
veiled just now. 

Monday, Sept. 6, 1909, marked the 
opening of the tenth school year of 
Elizabethtown College. Many new faces 
were seen, but many familiar faces of a 
a year ago were missing. In the evening 
an interesting Educational program was 
rendered in tlie College chapel. Those 
taking part were, Miss Luella Fogelsang- 
er, Prof. Earl Eshleman, Prof. W. K. 
Cish and Miss Mary Elizabeth Markley, 
all members of the Faculty, The 
chief speaker of the eveniug was Rev. 
J. B. Rittgers, pastor of the U. B. Church 
in Mt. Joy. The following Tuesday the 
machinery on College Hill was set in mo- 
tion and continues moving, the friction 
becoming less each day. 

The plumbers are busily engaged in en- 
closing the steam pipes which lead from 
the heating plant in Memorial Hall to 
Alpha Hall with terracotta tiling. 

The enrollment of students is larger 
than it ever has been at the opening of 
a Fall term. 

Prof. H. K. Ober is interested in what 
is known as the Hiawatha Water Com- 
pany. Water of excellent quality is bot- 
tled at Mt. Hope, Lancaster County, Pa., 
and shipped to New York City. Mr. C 
A. W. Stouffer, '1)9, represents the Com- 
pany in New York, as superintendent, 
his address is 333 East 183rd street. New 
York City. 

Miss Leah Sheafter was called home 
on September 13, through the death of 
her grandmother, Mrs. Leah Sheatfer, of_ 

Mr. Jennes K. Devor, of Chambers- 
burg, on his way to State College visited 
Miss Daisy Rider, Elizabc thtown. Satur- 
day, September 11, he paid a visit to the 

Miss Bessie Barnhart enroute from 
Ocean Crove to her home at Ureeneastle, 
Franklin County, Pa., called on Miss 
Emma Miller, September 16. 



Miss Elizabeth Myer attended the fun- 
eral of Mrs. Leah Sheaffer at Bareville, 
September 15. 

Mr. Edward Johnson of Philadelphia, 
spent Thursday, September 16, with his 
cousin, Mr. Paul Johnson. 

The gentlemen's dormitories on Alpha 
Hall have been greatly improved by 
coats of calcimine. 

The bath rooms loot very inviting 
since the tioors have been covered with 

Dr. John F. Mentzer and wife of Eph- 
rata called at the College to see their son 
Ivan on Sunday, September 19. 

For the better exhibition of geological 
specimens and rare articles, an attractive 
museum case has been placed in the li- 
brary. All donations to the College Mu- 
seum will be gratefully received by the 
cuiator, Prof. Good, who will mount and 
label each article with the donor's name. 

Six acres of land adjoining the south- 
west side of the campus were recently 
purchased by several friends of the in- 
stitution, to be available for the enlarge- 
ment of the campus. 

At a recent meeting of the Board of 
Trustees, steps were taken to advise 
plans for raising funds to pay all debts 
and to increase the endowment and 
equipment of the college. 

Our janitor, Samuel Ziegler, commonly 
known as Sammie, seems to like Eliza- 
bethtown pretty well after all, for he has 
returned to be our fireman again this 
vear. Blanche V. Rowe. 

The great Hudson-Fulton celebration 
held in New York recently commemo- 
rates the 300th anniversary of the discov- 
ery of the Hudson River and the 100th 
anniversary of the invention by Robert 
Fulton of the first steamboat known as 
the Clermont. 


We are obliged to state that at this 
issue of "Our College Times" only four 
of our exchanges have arrived. Prob- 
ably the others will be in later. We 
acknowledge the following: "Hebron 
Stat" aDd "College Life" for August; 
College Rays" and "The Friendship 
Banner" for September. 

We extend to the "Hebron Star" our 
congratulations. This breezy little paper 
is certainly a "welcome light," and holds 
a prominent place in our exchange 

"Concerning the Art of Teaching" in 
"College Rays," is an excellent article. 
Teachers will learn, by reading it, that 
the spiritual as well as the intellectual 
side of life should be upheld as an essen- 
tial to true education. d. p. r. 

Those who constitute the corps of 
workers in the culinary and laundry 
departments this year are, — Mrs. Au- 
gusta Reber, Sadie Replogle, of Denver. 
Pa., Eva Martin of Ephrata, Bessie 
Wright of Pottstown, and Mrs. Anna 
Greiner of Manheim. 

Elizabeth town has been chosen by the 
Grand Lodge of the Masons as the place 
for the erection of an Orphan's Home to 
cost about $2,000,000. It will cover nine 
hundred acres of land lying west of the 
town near the P. R. R. Station. 

On September 27, Bro. C. W. Guthrie 
of Los Angeles, Cal., began a series of 
lectures at the College on "A Trip Around 
the World." A more glowing account 
of these lectures will appear in our next 

Subscribe for Our College Times. Price 
onlv fifty cents a vear. 

Mr Amos G. Hottenstein ('07-'08),is 
now filling the position of Principal of 
High School, Shrewsbury, York County, 
Pa. He succeeds Prof. J. H. Keller who 
was a member of the College Faculty in 
1901 and 1902. ^ 

The way our people are taking to 
French is surprising, the class being 
larger than was first expected. 




Prof. I. N. H. Beahm moved to Nokes- 
ville, Va., in August, and is now presi- 
dent of Hebron Seminary located at that 
place. His school opened Monday, 
September 20, with the following faculty: 
I. N. H. Beahm, Psychology, Pedagogy, 
Mathematics, Bible; May Lester, — Latin, 
French, Music; J. F. Gray bill, '07, — 
Bible, Arithmetic; B. Mary Koyer, '07, — 
Bible, English, Physiology; Rhoda New- 
comer, — Shorthand, Typewriting, Book- 
keeping; R. A. Nedrow,— Grammar, Pen- 
manship; S. E. Beahm, — Geography, 

The "Hebron Star" is the official or- 
gan of the school. 

Miss Lavina Andes who was a student 
at the college last year, now tills a po- 
sition in the Brethren Publishing House 
in Elgin, III. 

The new High School Building in 
Elizabethtown will be a magnificent 
structure when completed. 

Mr. S. P. Engle at one time Secretary 
of the Board of Trustees, who spent one 
and a half years in California recently, 
has reopened his store in the Heisey 
building at the corner of Market and 
Bainbridge streets. 

Many properties i n Elizabethtown 
have been repaired during the past year. 
Among these are the residences of Mr. 
Enos Fackler and Mr. W. A. Withers, 
both patrons of our school. 

)n August 12th, 
i in Akron, Pa., 



at the nome of the bride 
Mr. R. VV. Schlosserand Miss Elizabeth 
D. Souders were married in the presence 
of the immediate families. They were 
attended by Miss Ella G. Young, of East 

Petersburg as bridesmaid, and Mr. W. 
E. Glasmire as groomsman. The ushers 
were Mr. J. G. Myer, of Fredericksburg, 
Pa., and Miss Anna Rover of Denver, 
Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Schlosser now reside 
on Park street, Elizabethtown, and will 
be pleased to have their friends call. 

Buck walter -Buck Walter. — On Aug- 
ust 24, in the city of Wilmington, Del., 
Mr. Abraham VV. Buckwalter of Phila- 
delphia and Miss Susan E. Buckwalter, 
of Lancaster, were united in matrimony. 
After the ceremony they returned to 
Philadelphia, where they now reside at 
483-3 Ridge Avenue. 

Our College Times extends hearty con- 
gratulalions to these newly married 


We note, with feelings of sorrow, the 
deaths of friends that occurred during 
the summer months. 

Grandma Hertzler, mother of Eld. S. 
H. Hertzler, died at her home in Eliza- 
bethtown, Aug. 2, 1909, in her 85th year. 
She was sick onlv a short time, — about 
rive days. On Sunday, Julv 25th, she 
attended three church services and 
seemed in her usual health. Her pres- 
ence in the home and in the sanctuary 
will be greatly missed, for she was re- 
spected and loved by those who knew 
her. She and Sister Eliza Brandt were 
two old sisters who encouraged us with 
their presence at the opening exercises 
of the College held in the Heisey Build- 
ing in Elizabethtown, November 13, 1900. 
Both are now in eternity reaping the re- 
ward of their labors. 

Mr. Frank W. Miller, father of Miss 
Susan Miller, who graduated in the Com- 
mercial course at our College in 19'V7 f 
died at his home in Elizabethtown on 
August 6, aged 52 years. 

Since College was not in regular session 
at the time of these deaths, Our College 
Times takes this first opportunity of ex- 



pressing its sympathies to these bereaved 

The Lancaster New Era gives the fol- 
lowing account of the death of Mrs. Leah 
Sheaffer, of Bareville, Pa. 

Mrs. Leah Sheaffer, widow of Philip 
Sheaff'er died at the home of her son, 
Martin R. Sheaffer at Bareville on Sun- 
day afternoon, September 12, as the re- 
sult of a shock caused by falling down a 
flight of stairs in the morning. She was 
ninety-four years old. Immediately after 
the accident Dr. L. K. Leslie, of Bareville 
was summoned, but his efforts were un- 
availing as her condition continued to 
grow worse. 

.Deceased was a highly respected resi- 
dent of that section and was a member 
of the Mennonite Church at Groffdale. 

She was the grandmother of Miss Leah 
Sheaffer of Eiizabethtown College Fac- 
ulty, and we extend to Miss Sheaffer and 
other members of the family circle, our 
heartfelt sympathies. 

Meetings in Brooklyn. 

On the evening of Aug. 3rd, Mrs. 
Waldo Strayer, (nee Gran) Joshua Roll- 
er, Amos Geib, John Hershman, G. A. 
VV. Stouff'er and C. M. Neff, all Eiiza- 
bethtown College students, in company 
with several young people of Brooklyn, 
IS. Y., met at the home of Elder J. Kurtz 
Miller and spent a very enjoyable even- 
ing together. All enjoved the generous 
hospitality of Bro. and Sister Miller, all 
present will have pleasant memories of 
the evening spent together in that great 
citv. .■'■;. C. M. Neff. 

Our new teacher, Miss Mary Elizabeth 
Markley, of Zanesville, Ohio, is nicely 
taxed in the room occupied by Miss Haas 
last year. 

Nov. 13th, will be the ninth anniver- 
sary of the Founding of our College. 
The Faculty are considering the arrange- 
ment of a program for the occasion. 

Society Notes. 

The Keystone Literary Society held 
its first meeting on Friday evening, Sept. 
10, 1909. The meeting was a good one. 
Through the earnest solicitations of Miss 
Olive Myers and J. D. Reber, eleven 
new members were elected. 

The original story by Mr. Glasmire, 
the impromptu speech by Mr. Rose, 
the recitation by Miss Nagel, and the 
excellent music were enjoyed by all. 

At this meeting the following officers 
were elected: Pres., L. D. Rose; Vice 
Pres., A. C. Hollinger; Sec, Carrie \V. 
Ellis; Critic Elizabeth Meyer; Editor, 
Lilian Falkenstein; Chorister, A. P. 
Geib; Treas., VV. K. Gish; Librarian, 
Nora Reber; Reporter, Kathryn Moyer. 

The officers elected performed their 
duties admirably, Friday evening, Sept. 
17. After listening to a well prepared 
inaugural address by our president, Mr. 
Rose, we enjoyed a recitation by Miss 
Olive Myers, a referred question, by 
Mr. Diehm and Literary Echo by Miss 
Falkenstein. The question for debate 
was: Resolved, That the Small Colleges 
afford better educational facilities than 
the Larger Ones. The affirmative speak- 
ers were, Miss Crouthamel and Prof. 
Gish; Negative, Miss Moyer and Prof. 
Glasmire. Ail did well. Let the good 
work continue. A. P. Geib. 

Library Notes. 

Since our last report we have received 
the following books: 

From the Library Fund — A Standard 
Dictionary of Facts, Ruoff. From the 
Missionary Reading Circle — Modern 
Heroes of the Mission Field, Walsh. 
From Dr. D. C. Reber — English History, 
Montgomery; Astronomy, Sharpless and 
Philips. From the Class of 1909 — Sir 
Waiter Scott's Works, (12 vols.). 

L. D. Rose, Librarian. 

Maine has abolished the sale of strong 
drink and today the jails are empty. 


Autumn .........4 

A Trip to Newburg, N. Y. - - - - - - 12 

A Good Vocabulary ....... 13 

College Note Book 16 

Deaths 16 

Editorial ........ 3 

Exchanges ........ 15 

Literary ........ 6 

Locals ......... 14 

Library Notes ....... 17 

Marriages ........ \q 

Meetings in Brooklyn ...... 17 

Religious Appointments ------- 14 

Subscription Terms ------- 5 

Sandalphon -------- 6 

Society Notes ....... 17 

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Vol. VII 


No. 2 





Editor-in-Chief L. MARGARET HAAS, 



Alumni AMOS P. GE1B, 


M. A. GOOD, 

Managing Editor 


Business Manager 

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Entered as Second-Class Matter April 19, 1909, at Elizabethtown Post Office, 


Where are the flowers, the fair young 
flowers, that lately sprang ami stood. 

In brighter light ami softer airs, a beaut- 
eous sisterhood ? 

Alas! they all' are in their graves, the 
gentle race of flowers 

Are lying in their lowly beds, with the 
fair and goo! of ours. 

The rain is falling where they lie, but 
the cold November rain 

Calls not from out the gloomy earth the 
lovely ones again. 

Ninth. Anniversary. 

Nine years ago ou November 13th, 
Elizabethtown College was formally op- 
ened with appropriate exercises held in 
the Heisey Auditorium in Elizabeth- 
town. The anniversary of the event 
will be celebrated at the College on Sat- 
urday, November 18th at 7.30 P. M. The 
committee on program, Prof. H. K. Ob- 
er, Miss Markley and Prof. M. A. Good 
have arranged the following order of ex- 
ercises : 1. — Devotional, Eld. S. R Zng. 
2. — Address of Welcome, Dr. D. C. Re- 
ber. 3. — Recitation, Miss Nellie Hart- 
man. 4. — Address by some prominent 
educator. These exercises will be inter- 
spersed with music under the direction 

of Prof. B. F. Waoiplet. All are invited 
to attend these exercises. The Lancas- 
ter County Teachers' Institute is gener- 
ally held on this week. Perhaps our 
friends can arrange to come up here after 
the sessions of the Institute close. 

Mopes for Pennsylvania. 

The steps taken by the State Sabbath 
School Association which convened at 
Harrisburg on October 13, 14 and 15, are 
surely a great credit to Pennsylvania. 

Hon. John Wanamaker while presid- 
ing at one of the sessions of this conven- 
tion, pledged $5,000 to tight the liquor 
traffic providing the convention would 
contribute §25,000 additional funds, $10,- 
000 to be used for purpose just men- 

We can hardly express the feelings of 
chagrin we experience when a temper- 
ance map of the U. S. is held up to our 
view, and we behold how black we are 
with the liquor curse. But as the little 
girl remarked to whom* Mrs. Zillah Fos- 
ter Stevens of Illinois, in her splendid 
address at Harrisburg alluded, we see in 
the near future the dawn of a brighter 
day when "our face shall be washed a id 
made white" by the strenuous elfoMs of 
the Christian people in Pennsylvania. 

Thank Cod for such citizens as John 


Wanamaker and others who are willing 
to show their sympathy for the fallen in 
a substantial way, by subscribing their 
hundreds and thousands of dollars for 
the suppression of the liquor traffic in 
our dear old state of Pennsylvania. 

"Pennsylvania, freest of the free, 

Birthplace of the nation's liberty! 

Virtue is inscribed upon thy shield; 

Liberty thy children ne'er will yield; 

Independence is their pride and boast; 

Love of thee, love of home, prize they 
they most. 
Pennsylvania, blessed by freedom's God, 
Heroes sleep beneath thy favored sod. 

Keystone state, strong and great ! 
Filled with pride at thy enduring fame, 
May thy children e'er revere thy name." 
— E. O. Lyte. 

Letters from Friends. 

I suppose you are back in the Class 
Kooni now for the fall term. Am ex- 
p \Uing the next number of "Our College 
Times" soon to give me an account of 
the opening. 

I am still working for the San Gabriel 
Valley !>ank. Have been kept busy for 
the past six weeks, as I am the individ- 
ual bookkeeper during vacation time. 
Tnere are about 3000 accounts. The reg- 
ular bookkeeper came from Chicago and 
is considered an expert accountant. 1 
am still holding down the job. Of course 
1 am blowing my own horn, but I'm a 
product ot Elizabethtown College. The 
weather is very cool here for this time of 
the year. We have bad our tirst rain of 
the season, a few days ago. 

I spent tive days of my vacation at 
Santa Catalina Islands. It is an ideal va- 
cation place with boating, bathing, fish- 
ing, yachting, mountain climbing or golf 
and tennis games. 

I room and board with Miss Fanny 
Fight. I suppose you know her. Prob- 
ably saw her at Des Moines Conference. 
There are two voung ladies there from 

Lititz, Pa., so we have a Pennsylvania 

Yours sincerely, 

H. H. Fehman 
752 Herkimer Street, Pasadena, Cal. 

JNOKESVILLE, v T A., OCT., 15,1909. 
Our College Times was welcomed to 
our reading room. I enjoyed reading 
it. You deserve credit as an editor. I 
love the paper. We have many reasons 
to be grateful! You have prosperity on 
every hand. Regards to the College 
Family. Fraternally, 

I. N. H. Beahm. 

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think would interest our readers. 

Sat., Oct. 9, the annual outing oi the 
students and teachers was enjoyed on 
Mr. S. G. Graybill's farm along the pic- 
turesque Conewago. The daj was an 
ideal October day, and the woods were 
aglow with autumnal beauty. 




To The Fringed Gentian. 

Thou blossom bright with autumn dew, 
A'nd colored with the heaven's own blue, 
That openest when the quiet light 
Succeeds the keen and frosty night. 

Thou comest not when violets lean 
O'er wandering brooks and springs un- 
Or columbines, in purple dressed, 
Nod o'er the ground-bird's hidden nest. 

Thou waitest late and com'st alone, 
When woods are bare and birds are 

And frosts and shortening days portend 
The aged year is near his end. 

Then doth thy sweet and quiet eye 
Look through its iringes to the sky, 
Blue— blue — as if that sky let fall 
A Hower from its cerulean wall. 

I would that thus, when I shall see 
The hour of death draw near to me, 
Hope, blossoming within my heart, 
May look at heaven as I depart. • 

— W. C. Bryant. 

The Languages as a Stimulus and 
Expression of Thought. 

The greatest gifts of (jiod to man are 

the soul and the intellect — the one mak- 
ing possible morality, holiness, heaven; 
the other, thought, culture, beauty. 
The highest product of thought, as well 
as its most enduring record, is language. 
It is the only permanent and all per- 
vasive record man has left thus far in 
this world. The greatness of the com- 
merce of Phoenicia has passed but its 
alphabet remains. The splendor of Nin- 
eveh and Babylon has decayed but their 
words are imbedded in the language of 
Holy Writ. The Glory of prophet, prie«t 
and king with the grandeur of Jerusalem 
and Judea , ; s no more, but the prophet 
still preaches, the piiest still ministers, 
the king still flings. The enchantment 

and beauty of architecture and statuary 
in Greece has faded but the thrill of its 
oratory and the music of its poetry still 
mightily move us. The powerof Roman 
armies has vanished as that of a broken 
sword but Rome still lives in the words 
of our language and the laws of our 
state. So our homes may burn, our 
farms lie idle, our country perish, — but 
whatever of love and kindly thoughts 
we have been able to utter or express 
will still live on. 

Thought and language are so intimate- 
ly related that one is not only the result 
of the other, but each is the result of 
the other. Whether language was origi- 
nally the result of thought or vice versa, 
we know that now there is no greater 
stimulus to thought than language. 
Words are both the signs of thought and 
its motive power. The drop of ink that 
has made the millions think is the drop 
that was spread on the scroll for the 
world to read. In education there can 
therefore be no more essentially useful, 
necessary and worthy study than lang- 
uage, whether we would absorb the wis- 
dom which has gone before or influence 
the life which is to come after us. 

I have said that the greatest stimulus 
to thought is the study of language. 
But why study the ancient language, 
why not devote one's time to the practi- 
cal modern language some one will say. 
The answer has already been intimated, 
but let us analyze it. The ancient lang- 
uages are providentially indicated, for 
they are the only annals of the oldest 
civilization that God has thought worthy 
to preserve. Historically they are 
worthwhile; for they are the only records 
which show us the way mankind has 
traveled in his journey hitherto. 

Sociologically they teach us the man- 
ner in which ancient nations worked out 
their own special difficulties and prob- 
lems. We read in the record ways 
that have been tried successfully or dis- 


Practically they will give us a much 
wider angle of observation; for every 
nation and language looks at human life, 
its longings, struggles, and successes 
from a different angle or viewpoint. 

He therefore who were able to know 
all languages of adages, with all the ful- 
ness of their meaning, would embrace 
all the greatness and wisdom of human- 
ity, in all its intensity of struggle and 
passion. No one human being were 
capable of that. Since this whole vast 
Held is not possible for anyone, how 
much is practical for every educated 
person? This has been answered by the 
ages of educational history of which we 
are heirs. 

There are certain of the ancient lang- 
uages that are necessary. First stands 
Latin. The student of English dare not 
be ignorant of the language that contri- 
buted about 30 per cent, of our modern 
English vocabulary. The scholar finds in 
Latin universal grammar; the linguist 
gets in it the key to all modern Rom- 
ance fo'rtgups ; the professional man sees 
in it tjie technical terms of constant use. 

I >o nof neglect Greek— the most per- 
fect instrument for the expression of 
thought. As a means of intellectual dis- 
cipline it can hardly be overestimated. 
Take a long and complicated sentence 
in Greek. To study each word in its 
mea lings, inflections and relations, and 
to 'mild up in the mind, out of the po- 
lished materials a sentence perfect as a 
temple and tilled .with Greek thought 
which has dwelt there, two thousand 
years — is almost an act of creation: if 
calls into activity all the faculties of the 
mind The words of Christ and his 
apostles being written in this language 
would alone make the study of Giee'k 
necessary. Rnskin in Sesame and Lilies 
even goes so far as to advise every bo ly 
to learn at the Greak alphabet for 
the appreciation of the history ami 
poetrv of many words .derived- from tie 

These are of course the most obvious 
reasons for studying Latin and Greek. 
But I wish that I could impress upon 
the minds of those who are now study- 
ing the classics : that valuable as is the 
training got from forms and construc- 
tions, the conteut, of the classics is infi- 
nitely more valuable. Is it not possible 
for the student of the Anabasis to feel 
under the purity of style the kindly 
Grecian genius which first awakened 
man from the sloth of the senses, which 
first roused in contrast with the despot- 
ism of the Eastern world, the intellec- 
tual energies of free men and the appre- 
ciation of pure beauty? Is it too much 
to ask that the advanced student should 
look for differences of Greek and Latin 
spirit as expressed in their writing? The 
Latins' history as conquerors comes out 
even in their literature. The Greek is 
fresn, original, childlike and intuitive; 
the Latin, borrowed, adapted, sophisti- 
cated. But in this imitation there is 
such exquisite taste, so much refinement 
of polisn. so much statelioess of pomp 
that it assumes an originality of its own. 
Its periods sweep along as if clothed 
with the toga of its writers. We ought 
to study the teachers of the world's 
childhood, never forgetting of course, 
that they lack the highest charm of love 
to God and man. 

This love to God and man as the high- 
est element of our christian civilization 
is not to be found "in the frigid philos- 
ophy of the porch and the academy ; 
not in the marvelous teachings of .Socra- 
tes, as they come mended by the melli- 
fluous words of Plato; not not in the 
sounding line of Homer, on whose in- 
spiring tale of blood Alexander pillow- I 
his head; not iu the animated strain of 
Pindar, where virtue is pictured in the 
successful strife of an athlete; not in 
the torrent of "'Demosthenes dan-, tvitu 
self love and the spirit of vengeaic i; 
not in a fitful philosophy aid intern 
rate eloquence of Cicero; n.ot in t.i 


ial libertinism of Horace; nor the stately 
atheism of Lucretius. No these must 
not be our masters in religion, for in 
none of these can we find the way of 

From this emphasis laid on the class- 
ics I would by no means have you con- 
clude that the modern languages are to 
be neglected. Indeed if only one can be 
successfully studied, I would unhesitat- 
ingly say let us take the modern, both 
for information and culture. A knowl- 
edge of the ancient classics, however 
profound, if not accompanied with in- 
sight into the conditions of modern life, 
is worthless erudition Such insight is 
largely gained through literature — our 
own personal experiences are too limited. 
Notonly do wegain knowledgeof life, but 
through the verv study of the respective 
languages we arrive at some apprecia- 
tion of the peoples themselves 

German, next to Greek the most per- 
fect expression of thought, has a litera- 
ture chiefly characterized by philosoph- 
ical charm. The German poets are phil- 
osophers; the German philosophers are 
poets. It is not strange that the nation 
of profound scholars and scientists 
should have a literature unequalled for 
depth and scope. The cnarm and uni- 
versality of the French language is gen- 
erally admitted. 'Che exquisiteness of 
its polite literature is but a reflection of 
the studied brilliancy of the nation. A 
constant sense of art and appreciation of 
form is felt in all French productions, 
commercial or artistic. In the field of 
literature there is no exception. No 
better test of the difference between the 
genius of the two nations could be 
m.ade than to compare Goethe and 
H u^o. 

But above all literature as a stimulus 
to thought stands our own Anglo-Saxon. 
Every, no matter what his present 
or previous training or occupation, 
should aim at a thorough acquaintance 
at least with 'the great masters of his own 

mother tongue. If classical training is 
good, a knowledge of the modern tongues 
better, here is preeminently the best 
that we can seek for ourselves. The 
age of Pericles of Greek literature is out- 
rivalled by the Elizabethan age; the 
Augustan age of Latin letters is no wise 
superior to the Queen Anne period. A 
Chaucer, a Shakespeare, a Milton, a Ten- 
nyson, a Browning — would alone make 
any literature illustrious. From them 
alone could be evolved the aspirations 
and longings, the nobility and ideals of 
the Anglo-Saxon race We have a noble 
heritage of letters, a heritage that con- 
tains in it many of the best elements ot 
other literature and to our shame be it 
said that we fail to know to appreciate 

I have dwelt so long on the languages 
as a stimulus to thought that I shall have 
to pass rapidly over the second phase 
of my subject. The mind needs a means 
of self-exptession and utterance. Over- 
stimulation ends in intoxication, pride of 
learning. Always absorbing, never giv- 
ing, is not worthy of a man. Dead or 
salt seas, whether in Utah or Palestine 
are undesirable. Our great freshwater 
lakes, so sweet and beautiful, are such, 
because they constantly pour out a Ni- 
agara so magnificently. 

So the best of the mind, heart and 
soul must utter or express itself. This 
expression of self may be in a superb 
piece of architecture, or in a well culti- 
vated farm. It may be equally a beauti- 
ful statue or picture, or the expression 
of a sweet quiet home full of love. Per- 
haps it is a song, an oration, a book, or 
equally tine, it may be the intercourse of 
friend with friend. 

Thus an essential part of education 
necessarily becomes a training in self- 
expression. For this purpose we need 
constant and profound study and con- 
structive practice in the mother tongue. 
Many a worthy thought is lost through 
inability to put it into words. We need 


to be able to write clearly, cogently. 
We need above all to be able to utter 
what is in our heart or soul to those we 
love. A child often feels deeper than it 
can say. There education is to come to 
its help. The husband or wife has a 
depth of affection not unutterable but 
unuttered, because of inability of ex- 
pression. Here in Lancaster county, 
learn to utter the peace, contentment, 
plenty, the beauty, longings, aspirations, 
which abide in these fertile valleys and 
dwell on these beautiful hillsides. 

Among these your people, so quiet of 
demeanor, so devout of purpose, so de- 
sirous of the best, we need to cultivate 
the power of self-expression. If only 
we can bring to utterance what lies dor- 
mant within these hearts and souls, we 
shall have given a liberal education to 
these our students. Education in the 
languages is therefore not an impractical 
thing, but the one thing needed to 
bring to the surface the best qualities of 
heart and soul that abide so richly 
among us 

So I would commend to you profi- 
ciency in the languages, both to stimulate 
and inspire you to the noblest and high- 
ess that mankind has done, as well as to 
enable you to express the best that may 
t>e in you. Mary Elizabeth Markley, 

College Surroundings. 

• As described by a student of last year, modified 
somewhat by the editor ; 

Within the fertiie areas of Lancaster 
county, is situated the prosperous bor- 
ough of Elizabethtown. This bustling 
borough of about three thousand inhab- 
itants is situated along the main line of 
the Pennsylvania Railroad. On a rising 
knoll east of town is Elizabethtown Col- 
lege. As we look out in any direction 
from the College, our eyes fall upon fer- 
tile farms teeming with vegetation. On 
the north and west are ridges of hills, 
from which the course of the Susque- 
hanna is visible for fifteen miles, and 
scores of mountain knobs are in view. 

To the south, our sight feasts on the re- 
nowned districts of Donegal. 

The campus, a fine tract of seventeen 
acres, is dotted with scores of trees, 
some of which are arranged so as to 
please Nature's own peculiar fancy. In 
the spring, when these are covered with 
foliage, they offer fine retreats for the 
student who seeks shelter from the sun, 
and in autumn, the red and gold of the 
charming leaves add new beauty to our 
scenery and teach the lesson that "we 
all do fade as the leaves." 

On a central eminence of this tract are 
located the buildings of the College, 
the larger and older one is Alpha Hall, a 
fine brick structure, facing north. The 
other, Memorial Hall, is a capacious 
building, facing west. These buildings 
are connected by concrete walks. As 
the different classes dismiss, "brigades" 
of students can be seen "charging" from 
one building to the other. 

On a clear fall morning as one awakes 
from his slumbers, he can hear the stir 
and bustle of daily life in the distance. 
In the air that be breathes, there is 
something that enriches the blood, 
clears the mind, and cheers the heart. 
His he.irt throbs and beats with joy lie- 
cause of his inspiring surroundings. Ah, 
our geography is a treasure ! We can be 
justly proud in having a site so near to 
Nature's heart. e. e. r. 

Service to Others. 

fK.xtractirom an address ma'le in the Chapel by- 
Rev. Johnson of Clyde, N. Y. } 

With manliness and womanliness go 
those virtues which are refining and up- 

A story :s given of two beautiful yon/tig 
girls dressing foran evening party. W hen 
one was preparing her toil before the 
large mirror, her sister sa. that the mir- 
ror was about to fall; quickly running to 
her sister's aid she tried to cat .oh it, but 
faih'd to do so, and it fell on her cutting 
her beautiful face badlv; I'md as a result 


the scars remained for life, yet every 
scar spoke of her heroism. 

We have reached that point in life 
when we should be interested in the 
welfare of others. 

The great thing today is doing the or- 
dinary thing in an extraordinary way. 

There are no longer any barbers, they 
are all "Tonsorial Artists." Bricklayers 
are no longer bricklayers, they are 
"Knights of the Trowel." 

Over a New Jersey shoe shop may be 
seen a printed sign containing these 
words: "Professor of Shoeology." Titles 
and high sounding names do not count 
for much in this world. A man's success 
depends more on his true worth, and on 
his true service to mankind. b. r. 

Lectures By C. W. Guthrie 

The lectures on "A Trip Around the 
World" given at the College from Sept. 
27, to Oct, 2, by Bro. C. W. Guthrie 
were well attended and highly appreci- 
ated. The lectures comprised the fol- 
lowing places of interest: 

Lecture 1 — Leaving Los Angeles; 
crossing the desert, (Chicago, Washing- 
ton, Mount Veron, Philadelphia, Niaga- 
ra Falls, Brooklyn and New York City; 
crossing the Atlantic; Glasgow and Edin- 
burgh, Scotland; Belfast and Dublin, Ire- 
land; London, England; Paris, France; 
Geneva and Berne, Switzerland; Venice, 
Florence, Pisa and the Appian Way to 
Rome, Italy. 

Lecture 2. — Rome, Naples, Vesuvius 
and Pompeii, Italy; Athens, Greece; 
Smyrna, Thyatira, Philadelphia, Sardis, 
hesus and Aidin, Asia Minor; Beiruit, 
Baalbek and Damascus, Syria; Sea of 
Galilee, Betb^aida, Capernaum, Horns 
of Hat j. Car;", Nazareth, Mount Car- 
niel, Shechem and Jacob's Well, Pales- 

Lecture 3.-— 1° and around the City of 
Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Solomon's Pools, 

Hebron, Ain Karim, Kirjith Jearim, 
Emmaus, The Good Samaritan Inn, St. 
George's Convent, Jericho, Elisha's 
Fountain, The River Jordan and Joppa, 

Lecture 4. — Port Said, Cairo, Memph- 
is, Sakkrah, The Pyramids, Heliopolis 
and the Suez Canal, Egypt; Bunder Ab- 
bas and The Shat el-Arab River (one 
mile wide), Persia; Busrah, Kurna (sup- 
posed Garden of Eden), Bagdad and the 
Palace of Nebuchadnezzar at Babylon, 
Euphrates Valley. 

Lecture "l. — Bombay, Bulsar, Umalla, 
Vada, Ahmedabad, Jaipur. Amber, 
Agra, Cawnpore, Lucknow and Benares, 
India; Colombo and Mount Lovina, 
Cevlon; Singapore, Straits Settlement; 
Saigon, French Possessions; Manila and 
Cavite, Philippine Islands; Hongkong, 
Canton and Shanghai, China; Yokohama 
and Tokio, Japan; Bird Island, Pacific 
Ocean; Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands; The 
Golden Gate, San Francisco and Los 

Special Lecture — Los Angeles, San 
Pedro, The Atlantic Fleet, The Govern- 
ment Breakwater, Point Firmin, Cata- 
lina Island, Long Beach, Cawston Os- 
trich Farm, Pasadena, Rubio Canyon, 
Mt. Lowe, Mt. Wilson, Glendora, Lords- 
burg, Pomona, Redlands, Soldiers' 
Home, Santa Monies, Ocean Park, Ven- 
ice, Playa del Rey, Moonstone Beach, 
Redondo, Reedley, Gen. Grant Park 
and the Big Trees. 

All of the illustrations of the above 
places, varying from 80 to 95 views dur- 
ing each lecture, are from photographs 
taken of the places seen on this trip. 

Miss Agnes Jesperson of Brooklyn, N. 
Y., visited friends at the College, Oct. 21. 

Miss Orca Miller of Mechanicsburg, 
Cumberland county, is one of the latest 
new-comers at the College. She occu- 
pies Room F on the second rloor of Al- 
pha Hall for the present. 




Lecture Course for 1909-1910. 

The College Library Committee is 
pleased to announce that arrangements 
are about completed for a very strong 
course of lectures and entertainments 
during the present year. On Oct. 26th, 
Prof. Geo. P. Bible, the humorous lec- 
turer and entertainer, connected with 
the National School of Elocution and 
Oratory of Philadelphia, will deliver his 
lecture entitled "Life and Opportunity," 
in the College Chapel. This will be the 
tirst visit of Prof. Bible to our town and 
school, but he comes highly recommend- 
ed by the press and noted educators. 

Mr. Edward Baxter Perry, of Boston, 
will give a piano ieeture-recital in Heis- 
ey's auditorium ou the evening of No- 
vember 5th. Mr. Perry's fame is inter- 
national. His name is tound in musical 
dictionaries. He holds the rare distinc- 
tion of being the only American pianist 
who has played before the German Em- 
power at his Imperial Court. His ac- 
complishments in music are all the more 
wonderful because he is blind. The 
committee considers itself very fortunate 
to bring Air. Perry in contact with the 
music students of our college; and all 
interested iu piano music will do well to 
embrace this opportunity to hear an art- 
ist of the first rank. 

ine third number of our course is Col. 
George VV. Bain, the silver-tongued ora- 
tor of Kentucky who has been to Eliza- 
nethtown on several occasions before this 
year. He will lecture at the college 
March 29th and all wiio have heard him 
will want to hear him again. His sub- 
ject will be "The Golden Gate." 

"The Legend of the Topaz" is the title 
of the 3rd lecture and 4ih uu.noeron the 
lists of events at the college. Tins lec- 
ture will come on April 2i)th and will be 
delivered by Dr. C. C. Ellis, who like- 
wise lectured at Elizabethtown on three 
former occasions. Although connected 
as a member of the facult v with .lumata 

College, he devotes the first half of the 
school year to institute work in Ohio, 
Kentucky and other states, in addition 
to lecturing before many County In- 
stitutes in this state. He also devotes 
one month to regular platform work, 
and his fame as a public speaker and 
lecturer is still increasing. 

The closing number of the course will 
be a cantata to be rendered by the mus- 
ic department of the College under the 
direction of Prof. Wampler, scheduled 
for May 20th. With such an array of 
literary and musical talent to present to 
the students and friends of Elizabeth- 
town College, it is thought that this 
course will be more largely attended than 
last year, and the committee has decid- 
ed to offer a season ticket for these five 
events for $ 1.25. Single tickets for the 
lectures at the College will be sold at 35 
cents with reserved seat. For Mr. Per- 
ry's piano recital, the admission fee with 
reserved seat will be fifty cents. The 
proceeds of the course will be applied to 
purchasing valuable books for the Col- 
lege Library. d. c. r. 

Society Notes. 

On October 15, the program of the 
Keystone Literary Society was rendered 
entirely by the ladies with the excep- 
tion of the inaugural address by tue 
newly elected president, E. G. Diehm. 

The program was splendidly prepared 
and rendered. The music consisted of 
a Female Vocal Quartette and a Female 
Piano Quartette. 

Tue debate was interesting, the ques- 
tion being, Has the World ever Produced 
the Literary Equal of Shakespeare. The 
speakers were Misses Mary Myers, (Car- 
rie Ellis, Blanche Howe and Ava VVit- 
iner, all of whom presented excellent 
arguments in an admirable manner. 

The society was favored with an ad- 
dress by Miss Marti ley, who i u her de- 
liberate manner, protrayejfi to us the 
power of Tennyson as a dramatist. 



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The "Echo," our society paper, was 
edited by Miss Olive Myers. 

The following program was rendered 
by the gentlemen on October 22: 

Male Quartette; Oration, VV. K. Gish; 
Debate, Resolved, That the Happiness of 
Nations Increases with Civilization. 
Affirmative speakers, E. F. Nedrow and 
E G. Diehm. Negative speakers, F. S. 
Olweiler and Jos. Smith. Music; Soli- 
loquy, Paul Gish; Adjournment. 

The present officers are: President, 
Edgar Diehm, Lititz; Vice President, 
Andrew M. Dixon, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
Secretary, Ava Witmerof Elizabeth- 
town; Editor, Kathryn Mover, Mont- 
gomery county; Critic, W. K. Gish; 

A. P. Geib, 

Lribrary Notes. 

The Library Committee acknowledges 
receipt of the following books: 

From L. B. Herr, Music of Nature, 
Gardiner; Story of Hymns and Tunes, 
Brown and Buttenvorth; Theory of 
Sound, (2 volumes) Lord Raleigh?; From 
Dr. and P. N Becker, Curiosities of the 
Bible, Treat. From the Music Library 
Fund, A Half Century of Music in Eng- 
land (1887-1887), 1 1 uelfer; Psychology 
of Singing, Taylor; Story of Music and 
Musicians. Lillie; Famous Singers, Laher; 
Musical. Momenta; Dictionary of Music 
Musicians (vol 4), Grove. From the 
Library Fund, Education of the Central 
Nervous System, Halleck; Microbes, 
Ferments and Moulds, Trouessart; The 
Sciecce rf Law, Amos. From the State 
Librarian, Pennsylvania Forestry, 1907; 
Report of State College, 1907-1908; Re- 
port of Railroad Commission, 1908; 
Law.- of Pennsylvania, 1909; ! Statutes at 
Larg of Pennsylvannia, (vol. 1 12, 1785- 
1787) ; 1-ieport of Commission of Health, 
1907; Report of State .Treasurer, 1908; 
Report of Auditor General, 1908; Re- 
port of Public Printing, 1908; Report of 
Commission of Sinking Fund, 1908; Re- 
port of Factory Inspector, 1908; Report 

of the Commission of Banking, Part 1, 
1998; Report of the Secretary of Internal 
Affairs, Part 1 and 2, 1908; Report of 
Internal Affairs, Part 4, 1907-1908; Re- 
port of Topographic and Geologic Com- 
mission of Pennsylvania, 1906-1908." 

From A. H. Balsbaugh, The Doctrine 
of Divine Love, Sartonus; Cummins; 
hints aud Helps, Gladden; New Acts of 
the Apostles, PiersOh; Lectures on the 
XXXII Psalm, Reeve; The Paraclete, 
Parker; Sermons on the International 
Sunday School Lessons, 1889, The Mon- 
day Club; Consecrated Heights, Fergu- 
son; The King's Business, Moore; Lec- 
tures on the Sunday, Trumbull; Apostoic 
Life; Parker; The Holy Land (2 vols.), 
Geikie; 32 pamphlets. 

The Library has recently been desig- 
nated as a depository for U. S. Geologi- 
cal Publications. This favor has been 
conferred through the efforts of Hon. W„. 
W. Griest, M. C. ' L. D. Rose,. 

i, '• Librarian. 

Wedding Bells. 

Galloway-George — Mr. William O. 
Galloway, of Atlantic City, and Miss 
Agnes J, George, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. A. S. George, of No. 843, North 
Queen street, Lancaster, were- married 
on Sat. evening, Oct. 9, at the hpme^ of ; 
bride's parents. Rev. Dr. C. E.. Haupt 
of Grace Lutheran Church, olficiited, 
the ring .ceremony being used. The 
couple will reside in Atlantic City. 

Our College Times extends congratula- 
tions and best wishes to these newly 
wedded friends. 

Resolutions of Sympathy. 

Whereas, God in His infinite wisdom 
has entered the home of our friend and 
fellow student, Myrtle Beatty, and by 
the Angel of Death has removed from 
this 1 life her sisier, Mary Beatty, and 
taken ber to the realms beyond, Be it 

Resolved, First, That whiie we do not 
understand God's wisdom in removing 



from our earthly homes our loved ones, 
yet we bow in humble submission to His 
divine will. 

Resolved, Second, That the faculty 
and students of Elizabethtown College 
express their heartfelt sympathy to the 
family in their bereavement. 

Resolved, Third, That a copy of these 
resolutions be sent to the bereaved fam- 
ily, that they be published in the Eliza- 
bethtown papers, the Mt. Joy papers, 
and in Our College Times. 

Elizabeth Kine, 
Committee \ Amos P. Geib, 


The many friends of Miss Nellie Hart- 
man, '06, will be delighted to hear that 
she will recite for us on Anniversary 
night, Nov 13th. 

Chapel Talks. 

These talks are given once a week by 
some member of the faculty. The time 
and subjects are assigned by the Social 
Committee, with the approval of the 
faculty. These talks generally include 
hints and suggestions on subjects not 
found in text books. The first for this 
year was piven by Prof. M. A. Good. 
Subject — "Some Things to Learn in Col- 
lege not Found in Books." 

The second by Mrs. Warn pier — Private 
Talk to Ladies, and by Prof. E. E. Esh- 
lenian — A Private Talk to Gentieman. 

Many excellent thoughts were dropped 
by the above speakers but space will 
not permit us to record them all. 

Prof. Good said, " 'Bravo' to the boy 
and girl who can be good when othprs 
are bad." Among the other words of 
advice given by him were these: "Look, 
Listeu, Learn!" 

Roy Engle, '06, who has been in Cali- 
fornia nearly two years, returned to 
Elizabethtown on Oct. 8 He may now 
be seen daily behind the counter in his 
father's store at the corner of Market 
and Bainbridge streets. 


Miss Myer and her Bareville friends, 
were entertained at dinner in the home 
of Prof. J. VV. Lansinger at Millersville, 
Saturday, Sept. 24th. 

Prof. Warn pier spent a few days in 
Philadelphia, recently where he under- 
went an operation for a defected septum 
in the nostril, which was a hinderance to 
him in advanced voice work. He has 
resumed his duties at the College again. 
Professor Warn pier, himself, takes voice- 
lessons weekly from expert teachers in 

Miss Grace Geyer, who lives near 
Middletown, drives to the College every 
week to take piano lessons. 

Miss Susan Buch of Elizabethtown, 
whose father Loyer Buch has just re- 
turned from a trip to Europe, also re- 
cently enrolled for piano work. Mrs. 
Henry Stambaugh of VI t. Joy, is also ex- 
pected as a student in this department. 

Mr. C. R. Wolf and wife of Clifton 
Mills, West Virginia, moved to the Col- 
lege on Oct. 20. He will pursue work in 
the Bible department. 

Miss Haas gave a talk at the Chil- 
dren's Meeting, held in the Chiques 
church, Sunday, Oct. 17. 

Misses Margaret Haas and Emma Mill- 
er attended the Ministerial and Sunday 
School meeting of the Southern District 
of Pennsylvania, held September 23 and 
24, at Hanover, York county, Pa. They 
report an interesting meeting. 

On the evening of Oct, 4, Paul John- 
son was agreeably surprised to have his 
father, Rev. Johnson, pastor of the 
Presbyterian church at Clyde, New 
York, call at his room. The following 
morning Rev. Johnson led in chapel ex- 
ercises, and also gave an interesting ad- 
dress to the student bodv, as seen on 
another page of this issue. 

Sept. 27, Mrs. M. W. Brad«?v and Miss 
Ruth Brady of Saginaw, Michigan, paid 


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a visit to the College with their friend 
Miss Nancy Bachman of Pittsburg, who 
has since become a student at the Col- 

Mrs. Joseph Pyne, of West Fairview, 
Cumberland county and Mrs. A. B. Root 
of Mount Joy, the mother of one of our 
students, Mr. Walter Root, paid a visit 
to our college, Oct. 4. 

Dr. Franklin Massey and Mr.C.D. Line- 
bach, brother-in-law of Mr. Glassmire 
both of Womelsdorf, Pa., visited him at 
the College, Oct. 5. 

Prof, and Mrs. Warn pier, Miss Mark- 
ley and Mr. Glassmire attended a Chil- 
dren's Meeting at Hanoverdale, Sunday, 
Oct. 17. Prof. Warn pier led the sinking 
on this occasion. Blanche Rowe. 

Oct. 13, Sara T. Mover, sister of Miss 
Kathryn .Mover, visited at the College 
and attended love feast in Elizabeth- 

Mrs. Elizabeth Rowe of Smithsburg, 
Md., visited her daughters the Misses 
Grace and Blanche Roue, Saturday and 
Sunday, Oct. 9-10. 

The Pennsylvania Sabbath School As- 
sociation held its annual convention on 
Oct. 13. 14 and 15, in Harrisburg. Those 
who went from the College were: Miss 
Elizabeth Myer and Prof. E. E. Eshle- 
man. They report it as being one of the 
most interesting meetings of its kind 
ever held. 

Mr. C. W. Guthrie of Los Angeles, 
California, enrolled as a student on Oct. 
18. A few years ago Mr. Guthrie had 
the pleasure of taking a trip around the 
world, and since his return has given il- 
lustrated lectures on his trip, in Califor- 
nia, Virginia, West Virginia and Penn- 
sylvania. We are pleased to have a man 
with so iarge an experience choose 
Elizabethtown College as the school 
wherein to pursue studies in English and 
Bible branches. 

Religious Appointments. 

Mid- Week Prayer Meeting: — 

Oct. 6 — Led by Kathryn Moyer. 
Oct. 13 — (Omitted on account of 

love feast.) 
Oct. 20— Led by D. L. Rose. 
Oct. 27— Led by Olive Myers. 
Regular Preaching Services: — 

Oct. 3.— Sermon by Bro. C W. 

Guthrie— Text— 2 Sam. 22 : 31— 

Subject — "Testing the Word." 
Oct. 10.— Sermon by Eld. G. N. 

Falkenstein— Text— Eph. 4:11-16 

Subject — "The Evolution of a 

Oct. 17. — Sermon bv Eld. J. B. 

Brumbaugh (in town) — Text — 

Matt. 9:9 — Subject — "Coming in 

Touch with Sinners." 
Teacher Training Class: — 

Teacher, L. Margaret Haas — Meets 

Saturday at 11:00 a. m. 

A Busy Man. 

Prof. H. K. Ober, who was elected S. 
S. District Secretary for the Eastern Dis- 
trict ot Pennsylvania by District Meet- 
ing, has visited a number of the Sunday 
Schools during the summer and fall. On 
Sept. 19, he addressed the Children's 
Meeting at Lebanon, and Sept. 26 at the 
Spring Grove House near Stevens, in 
the Springville Church. During October 
he attended the following Children's 
Meetings: Oct. 3, at Salunga: Oct. 10, at 
Rheems; Oct. 17, at Chiques. On Oct. 
23 and 24, he was called to attend the 
Lovefeast at the East Cordorus House 
near Dallastown, in York county. 

The best nerve restorer is fresh air 
breathed deeply so as to fill all the air 
cells in the lungs. 

The Elizabethtown Sunday School of 
the Church of the Brethren is soon to 
have a Home Department. 


A Busy Man - 

College Surroundings .... 

Chapel Talks ...... 

Editorial - 

Letters From Friends ..... 

Lectures by C. VV. Guthrie 

Literary ....... 

Locals --..... 

Library Notes ...... 

Resolutions of Sympathy .... 

Religious Appointments - - - - . 

Subscription Terms ...... 

Service to Others ..... 

Society Notes ...... 

School News ------ 

The Languages a Stimulus and Expression of Thought 
Wedding Bells ------ 



















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Vol. VII 






Editor-in-Chief L. MARGARET HAAS, 



Alumni AMOS P. GEIB, 


M. A. GOOD, 

Managing Editor 


Business Manager 

Our College Times is published monthly, except in August and September. Subscription price (ten 
numbers) 50 cents. Single numbers, 5 cents. 

Entered as Second-Class Matter April 19, 1909, at Elizabethtown Post Office, 



With snow-white hair, 

I come, the last of all. This crown of 

Is the holly; in my hand 1 bear 
The thyrsus, tipped with fragrant cones 

of pine, 
I celebrate the birth of the Divine. 
My songs are carols sung at every 

Proclaiming: "Peace on earth, good will 

to men." 

— Henry VV. Longfellow. 

Already the Christmas spirit stirs the 
air, and we wish our readers the richest 
joys of the Christmas tide. 

"O bells of Cod, ring on, our souls 

To grander action stirring; 
Till all our days are Christmas days 

Of loving and of serving." 

— Selected. 

Pennsylvania Germans. 
It was our purpose to have the follow- 
ing article from the Lancaster New Era 
of October 20th published in the Novem- 
ber issue of Our College Times, but for 
lack of space we were obliged to omit it. 

And since many of our friends and pa- 
trons, and we who are workers at the 
College, as well, have German blood 
coursing through our veins, we feel that 
the subject in question deserves mention 
in our College paper. This is what the 
New Era says :— 

Dr. N. C. Schaeffer, State Superintend- 
ent of Public Instruction, in an address 
to the Lehigh County Teachers' Institute 
at Allentown, on Tuesday, excoriated 
Prof. Roland P. Falknerfor his address 
to the City Club in Philadelphia Satur- 
day, in which he ridiculed the Pennsyl- 
vania Germans for illiteracy, and said 
the three most illiterate cities in the 
country were Allentown, Lancaster and 

State Superintendent Schaeffer said in 

We live in the most illiterate section of 
the country and our illiteracy is shaping 
the destiny of Philadelphia. These are 
the remarks of a man by the name of 
Falkner, and it may be said that people 
living in glass houses must not throw 
stones. These remarks come to us Irom 
Connecticut and when the Educational 
Commission visited the schools of Con- 
neticut they found conditions far worse 
than in Eastern Pennsylvania. I have 
lived among Pennsylvania Germans all 


the days of my life and I have never 
known one who could not read and write 
and it illiteracy means the inability to 
read and write, the Connecticut Yankee 
is certainly ofl his base. Now, if illiter- 
acy means the lack of educational de- 
velopment I would say that our schools 
and facilities won't stand lor such a state 
o; alia i is. We have our Moravian Sem- 
inary, Lehigh University, enrolling stu- 
dents not only from all over this country 
but also from Mexico and South Amer- 
ica; Allentown lias Muhlenberg and the 
Female College; Lancaster has Franklin 
and Marshall, and Reading has a High 
School worth half a million dollars, which 
it would do the Connecticut Yankee 
good to visit. What do you know about 
the University of Pennsylvania ? It has 
more students from foreign countries 
than Yale, Harvard and .loans Hopkins 
combined, and over the world are asso- 
ciations of the University of Pennsylva- 
nia. So the influence of the Pennsylva- 
nia German in Philadelphia, can not be 
so baneful Before Andrew Carnegie be- 
gan to put out free libraries, Philadel- 
phia had lub' public libraries, which 
shows that the people of that city do 
some reading. Then, again, the printing 
presses, built and maintained in Phila- 
delphia, show its degree of civilization. 
The first treatise on education was 
written by the Pennsylvania Germans 
and the reading circle had its origin in 
Pennsylvania, and I have this from the 
president of the University of Michigan. 
This treatise of education was prepared 
by Christopher Dock and was written in 
English by Samuel W. Pennypacker, 
and sells for $17 a volume, and without 
it no pedagogical library is quite com- 
plete. One night Christopher Dock 
failed to return to his boarding house, 
but was found in his schoolroom send- 
ing up prayers in behalf of his boys and 
girls. And let every teacher work in his 
room with the same spirit with which 
Christopher Dock worked. We need 
only one President of Muhlenberg Col- 

lege and only one Provost of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, but we need a 
Christopher Dock in every schoolroom. 
And now in your reading circle acquire 
the truth and when acquired, apply it. 
"When it became necessary to trans- 
late the Declaration of Independence in- 
to the seven learned languages of Eu- 
rope, John Peter Miller, of Ephrata, did 
the work. Does this look as though the 
early settlers were illiterate?" said Dr. 
Schaeffer as a parting shot. 

A post card from Jos. H. Cochnauer, 
Jr., who was a student here in PJ02 and 
'US, says, — "I just wondered whether 
you too are still among the living. Was 
in California last winter; worked here in 
Goshen this summer and am now going 
to school. Beats all to be in school 
again after an eight years' vacation. I 
am enjoying it but do not like the cli- 
mate here since I have been across the 

We are pleased to note that Sister L. 
Margaret Haas, teacher in our Bible 
department, was asked by Bro. S. N. 
McCann to correct for the press the 
manuscript of his little book, "Outline 
of the Book of Romans." In this book 
the big doctrines of the Book of Romans 
are set forth in a concise manner, the 
argument is clearly traced, and Sister 
Haas thinks the book should be in the 
hands of every Bible teacher and stud- 
ent. It is on sale at the Brethren Pub. 

Miss Emma Cashman. of Waynesboro, 
Pa., Mr. C. M. Leiter and little son 
Ralph, of Smithburg, Md., Mr. Ray- 
mond Ellis of Norristown, Pa., Miss Em- 
ma Smith of Grantham, Pa. and Mrs. 
John S. Warfel of Millersville, have been 
recent visitors at the College. 

Misses Mary Myers and Gertrude 
Miller attended the love feast in Lancasr- 
ter, Sunday, November 14th. 



The Annual Bible Term is approach- 
ing. It begins January 17th, 1!)10 and 
continues two weeks. This is rather a 
short time to devote to Bible study ; so 
everyone is urged to take in all of the 
two weeks if possible. 

The evangelistic services this year will 
be in charge of Elder George M. Lauver, 
of the Bethany Bible School in Chicago. 
His first sermon will be given on Mon- 
day evening, January 17th. Each even- 
ing throughout the term, he will preach 
on the ordinances and distinctive fea- 
tures of the Church of the Brethren. 

Bro. J. B. Emmert of Waynesboro, 
who has been seven years in India and 
has recently returned, will also be with 
us to talk on India, the last four days of 
the term. 

As in other years there will be three 
special programs during the term. An 
Educational program will be rendered 
January 22 ; a Sunday School meeting 
will be held January 23, and a Mission- 
ary Meeting, January 28. Some of the 
instructors will be tlie same as last year. 
Elder S. H. Hertzler will continue his 
work in Exegesis, and the Book of Cor- 
inthians will be taught by him. Prof. 
Eshelman of the Bible Department will 
otter the book of Isaiah this year. Sister 
L. Margaret Haas will conduct a class in 
Bible Geography. Prof. Warn pier will 
give daily instructions in sacred music. 
Bro. .Lauver will teach three 40 minute 
periods daily. He will offer a course on 
"The Preacher, -his qualifications, duties 
and privileges." At another period, he 
will present "The Holy Spirit" and 
"Prayer." The third period will be on 
"Methods and Material in the Work of 
Soul Winning." 

The daily program and the special 
programs will appear in the January 
issue of Our College Times. Every- 
body is invited to be present at the day 
and evening sessions. It is the intention 
to make this year's Bible Term measure 

up fully and if possible, exceed those of 
former years in interest and value. 

The expenses are the same as hereto- 
fore. Tuition is free; board, three dol- 
lars a week ; single night's lodging, fif- 
teen cents ; a single meal, twenty cents. 

A special circular will be issued giving 
particulars concerning the Bible Term 
which will be cheerfully mailed to any- 
one applying to the Acting President. 

d. c. R. 


The Supreme Decision of the Chris- 
tian Students. 

"Thy will be done on earth as it is 
in heaven," is the natural response of 
the Christian to his Father on hearing 
the needs of an unsaved world presented. 
This response is the sacred sequence to 
the petition, "Thy kingdom come." 
How can we ask that Cod's kingdom 
may come if we are not willing that His 
will shall be done? May each Christian 
student realize his own spirit voicing 
forth these holy petitions! 

Now, having received a vision of the 
need of a lost world and of the honest 
hearts used of God in times past to 
carry His message, let us see what su- 
preme decision a Christian student can 
make that will be a means of furthering 
the conquest of the cross. The word 
"decision" literally means "a cutting 
short." We have deliberated upon the 
needs of an unsaved world and upon 
God's method for saving it, now we need 
to cut short our deliberations by a de- 
finite decision, a definite act of the will. 

The student, strictly speaking, is very 
intimately concerned with the theme of 
missions. The student, along whatever 
line, must learn to think, to ponder, to 
meditate. The subject of the salvation 
of the world cannot be discussed in a 
real Christian student's presence without 
awakening most active thought. The 
thought upon so great a subject cannot 
but awaken tender emotions. Shall not 


now the knowledge and emotions on the 
subject be complimented by definite ac- 
tion of the will? Your thinking and 
feeling on the subject will avail little un- 
less you cut them short,— decide. 

Christian students save many in- 
terests to engage their attention. They 
are eager to know all they can, planning 
their life work, and aiming to be of ser- 
vice to the world. Many decisions have 
to be made by them as they prepare for 
greater service. But now we want to 
notice not only a decision of the Chris- 
tian student, but the supreme, the high- 
est, most excellent decision he or she 
can make. If this decision be properly 
made, minor decisions in details cannot 
be wrong. 

The supreme decision of the Christian 
student must ever be this: To surrender 
his life absolutely to the will of God, — 
to please Cod. 

We will notice a few reasons for nam- 
ing this as the supreme decision. We 
name it as such, first, because it is the 
decision of Christ and of His followers. 
Christ says in Johu4:34, "My meat is to 
do the will of Him that sent me and to 
finish His work;" John 6:38 — '"For I 
came down from heaven not to do mine 
own will, but the will of Him that sent 
me;" John 8:29.— "The Father hath 
not left me alone; for I do always those 
things that please Him;" in Gethsem- 
ane, "Not my will, but thine be done." 
(Luke 24:44) Paul speaks of exercising 
himself to have a conscience void of of- 
fence toward Cod and toward men. (Acts 
24:16) What else does this imply but 
that he had decided to do Cod's will, 
as directly related to Cod and as related 
to mankind All these words of Christ 
and Paul, and others of theaposties that 
might be named, show that a definite de- 
cision had been made by them to do 
God's will, to please Him, to seek His 

More modern missionaries, followers 
of Christ, have made the decision we 

named as being the supreme one. .Uni- 
son's watchword during his life was, "Is 
it pleasing to God?" Wm. Carey had 
made so absolute a surrender of his life 
to God that, when told he could earn 
much more if he remained at home and 
attended to his business iustead of going 
out preaching so much, he replied: "My 
business is to extend the kingdom of 
God. I only cobble shoes to pay ex- 
penses." Whatever occupation in life 
be chosen it should be used only as a 
means of paying expenses incident to 
one's main work of extending God's 

There once lived a young student of 
art who became a notable example of 
one who made this supreme decision. 
This young man was fond of painting 
pictures true to human life. Cue day he 
tried to paint a picture showing poverty 
and need. He began painting a young 
woman struggling through a tierce storm 
with a little child clasped close to her 
bosom. As he was trying to picture her 
need most touchingly, he found his own 
heart so vitally moved that he decided : 
"Instead of merely painting the lost, I 
will go to them." This young man be- 
came no other than the saintly Bishop 
Tucker of Uganda. We students have 
been painting pictures of the lost in our 
imaginations, but the vision has not yet 
been vivid enough if the supreme decis- 
ion has not followed. 

Again, this decision is the supreme one 
because it is the unselfish one. Make 
any other decision in this matter and it 
will be a selfish one, therefore net su- 
preme. Absolute surrender of one's life 
to God involves a choosing of God Him- 
self rather than some definite gift He is 
able to bestow, and the Giver is always 
greater than the gift. Choose God and 
His will for your life, then, rather than 
a special gift from God for your special 

This decision is also the supreme one 
for a Christian student to make because 



it arises naturally from his relation to 
God. A Christian student belongs to 
(Jod, represents Him, loves Him. He real- 
izes lie has been -'bought with a price," 
(I Cor. 6:20) and is no more his own, 
but the property of Cod whom he seeks 
to glorify. It is true, a Christian student 
has become Cod's property already at 
baptism, and you may ask why he has 
need of making this supreme decision 
afterward. If he has made it complete- 
ly when he first accepted Christ, it is 
well. But when accepting Christ, many 
of us were children in understanding, at 
least. Our outlook upon life was nar- 
row. We did not know there was such a 
large unsaved population in such dire 
need. If we knew about it we may not 
have specially pondered the matter. As 
we have grown in the Christian life, new 
phases of Christian service have present- 
ed themselves, hence the need of meet- 
iug them with the supreme decision. 
We may have received the Spirit at bap- 
tism, but He may not be completely till- 
ing us because our entire being is not 
open to Him in these phases of Christian 
service. Peter accepted Christ, d i d 
many wonders in His name, and labored 
quite a while for Him and yet he re- 
belled at the thought of the cross, — ab- 
solutely rebelled. (Matt. 16:22) But 
after Pentecost when Peter was filled 
with the Spirit we never hear him mur- 
mur about the cross in his or another's 
life. Do not, however, encourage any 
slowness on your part by thinking o,f 
Peter's late absolute surrender. Peter 
lived when the plan of salvation could 
not yet be fully comprehended by him. 
Now Christ is glorified and everything is 
ripe for service. 

We have tried to show why we have 
named as the supreme decision what we 
have, now we desire to call attention to 
what this decision means. Let us notice 
what is meant by the will of Cod to 
which we shall surrender all. This will 
implies much. In general, the will of 

Cod has always been that man shall be 
saved. I Tim. 2:4— "Who will have all 
men to be saved and to come unto the 
knowledge of the truth." Cod has al- 
ways had His plans for accomplishing 
this will of His. In the Christian era 
Cod's plan for accomplishing the salva- 
tion of the world is definitely stated by 
the Savior Himself in Matt. 28: 19, 20 
and Acts 1:8. 

These words, "Co ye," etc., express a 
call to all — to the church. Cod's will, 
then, has been plainly stated and we 
need not look for a special call. Robert 
Speer says : "You and I need no special 
call to apply that general call to our 
lives. We do need a special call to ex- 
empt usfrom its application to our lives." 
He says also that with many of us it is 
not a missionary call at all that we are 
looking for; it is a shove, that is all. 

Absolute surrender — what does it 
mean? It means giving up ourselves to 
Christ entirely as He gave Himself up 
entirely to Cod. If this term, surrender, 
seems too negative, substitute the term, 

This life of absolute surrender may 
mean a different kind of life, or sphere 
of activity, for each of us. When ouce 
we are willing to serve anywhere, any 
time, any way, we may find new spheres 
of service. We may be directed to labor, 
some in the front of the battle, others 
in secluded spots; some perhaps nursing 
the sick, some teaching, and some living 
a quiet home life. If each sphere of 
service were filled properly, many would 
come from these spheres and enter the 
most needy fields. You may have 
chosen your life's work. Whatever 
plans may have been laid, let all be laid 
aside that are not pleasing to Cod. Test 
all your desires and plans by consider- 
ing whether that is God's will fur your 

The need of presenting a few thoughts 
very plainly is so great that it cannot be 
refrained from. Absolute surrender to 
God is so often hindered by luxurious 



living. Students are so much inclined to 
choose some work and then settle down 
comfortably, very, very comfortably 
anrl even luxuriously. God's will that 
all shall be saved through His message, 
to be carried and exemplified by His 
children, is hindered so much in this 
way. The needy and humble will often 
feel so low, so far down, that they would 
not think of coming near those living in 
luxury for help regarding their soul's 

Fickleness is another hindrance to a 
life of absolute surrender. It is our 
common experience that we are so much 
inclined to speak and act carelessly, 
foolishly, even indecently, sometimes ; 
then again we want to speak most pious- 
ly. These tendencies need to be met 
by the power of God which enables us 
to carry out the supreme decision. 

The following are a few suggestions as 
to how one may make and carry out 
this supreme decision; 

1.— Decide now by being willing to be 
made willing — Don't wait for a shove. 

2. — Know God's will by studying the 
Bible and humanity. 

3. — Commune with God as to your 

4. — Believe that God accepts your 
5. — Let God work in you 
6. — Live the life in God's strength. 
Some of you may not be willing at 
present to surrender your lives absolute- 
ly to God ; but you can be willing to be 
made willing. 

If you do not want to be willing to 
make this absolute surrender, you are 
not compelled to do so. God may al- 
low you to have what you choose in- 
stead; you may be prosperous in your 
worldly affairs, but remember, God may 
send leanness into your soul. May we be 
willing to lay hold of the glorious privi- 
leges afforded us ! 

As a closing thought, observe that 
this life of absolute surrender to the will 
of God is a life of joy, — the only life of 



Pianoforte Lecture Recital by Mr. 
Edward Baxter Perry. 

On Friday evening, IS'ov. 5th, the peo- 
ple of Elizabethtown enjoyed a rare 
treat at the hands of oue of America's 
greatest musicians, if not the greatest 
pianist we have today. It is seldom in- 
deed a town so small has such an op- 
portunity within its borders to listen to 
real art as we enjoyed at that time. 

Mr. Ferry is the originator of the Pi- 
anoforte Lecture Recital and is an artist 
in language as well as music. His life 
work has been to bring before the pub- 
lic toe best there is in music. His study 
and experience have been broad there- 
fore, and to come in close touch with 
such i man is indeed a highly prized 

The fact that Mr. Perry has been blind 
from his childhood and yet has reached 
the goal of piano playing should at once 
engage our admiration for his marve- 
lous memory and showing to the world 
what can be accomplished by hard toil 
and unceasing effort to be master of his 
art. He says "Genius is not born but 
made through a long process of hard 

His vivid word pictures were no less 
appreciated than his tone pictures. By 
describing in fascinating language the 
story represented by the music, the 
audience was held spell bound. 
. The program opened with the cele- 
brated Sonata Op. 35 from the gifted Pol- 
ish composer, Chopin. Every move- 
ment of this is delightful but perhaps 
the Funeral March is the most impres- 
sive, especially when its solemn strains 
pealed forth under the artist's fingers. 
The tread of horses could be heard dis- 
tinctly as the funeral procession passed 
by. The pealing of the bells now far, 
now near fell sweetly on the ear and the 
procession passed on until the cemetery 
was reached; then the sweet melody 


representing the prayer at the grave by 
the Count; then the louder manifesta- 
tions of his overwhelming grief at the 
death of his betrothed. Then the march 
movement makes one feel the moving 
procession as it passes away from the 
city of the dead. 

Schumann then spoke to us in two 
pleasing little numbers. Des Aheuds 
and Traumeswirren. 

The Barcarolle in Gmaj and the Stac- 
cato Etude by Rubinstein were widely 
contrasted. The Barcarolle, the boat 
song could not be mistaken for very dis- 
tinctly the rocking of the boat, the 
splashing of the waters were heard. The 
precision with which every note of 
the Staccato Etude was played portrayed 
fully the thoughts of the composer in- 
terperted by the performer. 

Mr. Berry proved himself a composer 
as well as player in the next number 
which he has designed Melusine Suite. 
The Hunt is portrayed vividly by the 
hunter's horn, the sound of hoofs. Then 
the hunter finds a refreshing fountain 
and its water quietly flows down the 
hillside; but a maiden dwells near there 
and in her sweet voice she speaks. The 
contrasting voice of the hunter is plain- 
ly discerned. A love scene follows, then 
the wedding. After years of joy she is 
banished from his presence because of 
evil doers but "In The Turret" he spends 
his days while the voice of his departed 
comes to him in the wind as it goes 
sometimes gently, sometimes loudly, 
through the trees. 

But the scene is changed and by 
Schubert — Liszt we are taken to Vienne 
and with the serene Italian sky above 
and the waters beneath we rock to and 
fro in our boat while the waves dash 
about us and and the boatman's song 
falls clear on our ears. 

The Bee, as arranged by Mr. Berry 
but written by Schubert is very attrac- 
tive as it hums and hums. Again 
Schubert speaks to us. Listen to his 

Erl King. In the black forest the sound 
of a rider is heard. The night is cold 
and stormy and close to his breast he 
clasps his boy. But the Erl King is 
near and seeks the child and tries every 
means to entice him but of no avail. 
The father speaks in low voice, repre- 
sented by the left hand melody. The 
boy screams In those harsh discords of 
the right hand. Then the shrill voice 
of the Erl King is heard in the upper 
register of the piano. The father hast- 
ens home amid these repeated cries but 
when he reaches there the boy is dead 
in his arms, told by the unmistakable 
melody of the right hand accompanied 
by soft mellow chords in the left hand. 

A fitting close for such a program was 
another from that prolific composer, 
Schubert, Marche Militaire. The ap- 
plause of the audience had been hearty 
and now the climax came in the full 
richness of bchuberts harmony. One 
who can not enjoy and appreciate this 
Marche from Schubert would have to be 
void of understanding it seems to me. 
The sweetness of harmony, the beauty 
of rhythm, the thrilling progressions 
make this a most beautiful composition. 
Thanks to Schubert for his contributions 
to art. 

Every number of the program was a 
music gem and played by the artist with 
every finish possible. The music loving 
people of Elizabethtown went away from 
this musical feast with higher ideals of 
what art is and with a greater apprecia- 
tion for the artist we were so fortunate 
to secure. 

We hope this has put new energy into 
every student and a greater desire to 
know more of this great and beautiful 
art — music Mrs. B. F. Wamplee. 

Cradle Roll. 

We take pleasure in adding to our 
cradle roll of students the name of Martha 
Anna Livengood, daughter of Chas. W. 
and Gertrude Jiertzler Livengood. 




College Anniversary. 

Elizabeth town College celebrated its 
ninth biithday anniversary on Saturday 
evening as usual with an interesting pro- 
grain. Elizabethtown people should 
more and more appreciate the benefits 
that accrue to them from having in our 
midst a wide awake institution of learn- 
ing which draws within her doors on 
these special occasions, the leaders in 
educational work in other towns and 
cities. These men come with a message, 
come lich in experience from their own 
fields of labor, and are well qualified to 
set ideals for those who are mounting 
the ladder round by round. 

The invocation was made by Rev. G. 
N. Falkenstein. In the address of wel- 
come, Dr. Keber took a retrospective 
view, calling to memory those who par- 
ticipated on former anniversary occa- 
sions. He also set forth the present 
activities of the College which are de- 
signed for the benefit of all who desire 
to avail themselves of the nppoi tunnies 
offered, among them being the regular 
weekly meetings of the Keysione Liter- 
ary Society, the Sunday preachiug ser- 
vice, the annual Bible term of two weeks 
when special effort is maile to make the 
work inspirational and instructive, the 
anniversary ot the founding of the Col- 
lege, Nov. 13, the anniversary of the 
dedication of the buildings, Mar. 4, and 
the anniversary of the Literary Society, 
the second Friday in April. 

Miss Nellie Hartman of Lebanon, a 
graduate of the Commercial Department 
class of 1906, recited, "Too Late for the 
Train," a humorous selection well 
adapted to the talent of the reciter. 

Prof. A S. Martin, superintendent of 
the schools of Norristown, gave the 
principal address of the evening. His 
subject was, "The Art of Living." Prof. 
Martin's genial manner led us to believe 
that he himself had learned much of 

this difficult art, and predisposed his 
audience to listen to his words of coun- 
sel and instruction. He is a man of 
varied experience in school work, and 
his address was appreciated by those 
who heard him. 

The music for this occasion was furn- 
ished by several quartets and the senior 
chorus class under the direction of Prof. 
Warn pier. l. m. n. 

Wedding Bells. 
On October L'o, Miss Mary Pfautz ot 
Lebanon Co , (a student at the College 
in 1907) and Mr. Israel Frantz of Frys- 
town, were married at the home of the 
bride by Eld. E. M. Wenger. Our Col- 
lege Times extends hearty congratula- 
tions to this newly wedded couple. 

• The Class of 1910. 

Father Time has wisely divided his 
domain into three distinct sections, — the 
Past, the Present, and the Future. The 
Past was ours, but none of its deeds can 
be undone, nor can any of its words be 
recalled. The prosent is ours. We look 
forward with hope to the Future, and it 
is with these that we are concerned in 
this brief sketch. 

Year after year the Senior classes have 
been looking forward with bright hopes 
toward graduation day. After organiz- 
ing they have always felt that they are a 
select band with common purposes and 
aims, capable of transacting their busi- 
ness in a creditable manner and sure of 
making their mark in the world. To 
these aspirations the class of 1910 is no 
exception, and who will venture to be- 
little us with our breasts swelling with 
Senior dignity and pride, and with am- 
bitious blood coursing through our veins? 

At this time it is not expedient for us 
to magnify our future successes. Pos- 
terity alone can tell the renown we shall 
win in the fields of Indo-European Phil- 
ology, Comparative Literature, Art, 
Commerce, Ancient and Modern Philos- 


0[)liy, Pedagogy, Comparative Semitic 
Philology, Roman Law .and Jurispru- 
dence. Neurolo gfy, Corporation 
Finance, History of Music and 
Counterpoint, Entomology, Ornithology, 
and Ontology. If you question our 
achievements in these fields, consider 
our class roll. It is as follows, the 
best in the history of the institution: 
Pedagogical, seven; College Preparatory, 
one; English Scientific, nine; Music, 
three; Bible, one; Commercial, eight; 
with prospects of several more. At 
present we number fifteen ladies and fif- 
teen gentlemen. Possibly such an equal 
division accounts, in part, for the strong 
social spirit that pervades the class. Our 
colors are old gold and olive. For flow- 
er we have chosen the laurel, one with 
which victors are crowned. Our motto 
is, "Virtus victoriam affert." which 
translated is, "Constancy brings vic- 

As a band of Seniors, united in heart 
and hand, the year of graduation is be- 
fore us. All too soon must the word of 
farewell be spoken. Each will take his 
or her station in life, doing the work of 
the world in a conscientious manner, 
aware of the fact that it is his mission to 
serve and not be served, thus bringing 
glory upon our Alma Mater. 

L. D. Rose, President. 

Missionary Meeting. 

On the evening of November 7, instead 
of the regular preaching service, a miss- 
ionary meeting was held under the 
auspices of the committee on religious 
organizations. Prof. Ober was asked to 
serve as moderator of this meeting. 

Prof. Eshelman gave a stirring address 
on the need of the Christless millions 
who await the coming of the Gospel. 
Very appropriately was his subject se- 
lected, "Thy Kingdom Come." Miss 
Elizabeth Kline gave a rapid survey of 
the spread of the Gospel, beginning "at 
Jerusalem," under the subject, "Con- 
quests of the Cross." Prof. Gish recited, 
"The Experiences of a Missionary's Wife 
on the Frontier." 

The sympathetic portrayal ot this 
pathetic little story touched the heart. 
Miss Martha Martin gave an excellent 
talk on "The Supreme Decision of the 
Christian Student." This talk may be 
found in another column of this issue of 
"Our College Times." l. m. h. 

Society Notes. 

The Keystone Literary Society on 
Friday evening, November 12, elected 
the following officers: Pres., Andrew 
Dixon; Vice Pres., Merton Crouthamel; 
Sec, Nora Reber; Ed., L. D. Rose; Critic, 
Miss Markley. 

The program consisted of music, by 
the mixed quartette, a vocal solo by 
Miss Elizabeth Kline, and a recitation 
by W. K. Gish. 

The following program was rendered 
on November 19. 

1. Music — Scottish Song. 

2. Short Biography of Burns — 

— Gertrude Miller. 

3. Declamation — -Mr. Dixon. 

4. Debate — Resolved, That Burns was 

Scotland's Greatest Writer — Aff. 
Lilian Falkenstein, Samuel Meyer. 
Neg., Nora Reber, B. F. Walts. 

5. Recitation — Selections from Burns — 

— Miss Crouthamel. 

6. Music. 

7. Literary Echo. a. p. geib. 

Library Notes. 

We are pleased to chronicle the follow- 
ing additions to the Library since our 
last report: 

From the Missionary Reading Circle 
6 volumes of Missionary literature. 

From the College Book Room — 2 vol- 

From Hon. Boies Penrose — Records of 
the Union and Confederate Armies, (128 

From the Library Fund— 11 volumes 
of the International Scientific Series; the 
Citizen's Library of Economics, Politics 
and Sociology, (28 volumes); Taine's 



English Literature, (4 volumes); Stev- 
enson's* Works, (11) volumes); The Vari- 
orum .Shakespeare, Furness; Dictionary 
of the Bible, Hastings; Dewey's School 
and Society; Dawson's The Child 
and His Religion; Dutton's School Man- 
agement; Seeley's School Management. 

L. D. ROSE. 


Miss Luella Fogelsanger spent Satur- 
day and Sunday, .Nov. 13 and 14, at her 
home in Shippensburg, Pa. 

Prof. 13. P. Warn pier and his brother 
Isaac Wampler, have recently enjoyed 
a hunting trip among the hills of Vir- 

The ninth anniversary of the found- 
ing of the College held on the evening of 
Nov. 13 was largely attended. Those 
from a distance who attended were, 
Mrs. Mary Haas Spangler and little 
daughter, Margaret, of Camp Hill, Pa., 
Miss Ida M. Eby of Eden, Pa., Miss 
Mabel Weaver of Brownstown, Miss Pa- 
tella Frantz of Lebanon, and Miss Jen- 
nie Miller of Ephrata. 

Misses Grace and Blanche Roup wore 
entertained over Sunday, Nov. 7, at the 
home of Miss Anna K. Lonyenecker, 
near Annville, Pa. 

Mr. C. W. Guthrie filled the pulpit in 
the Church of the Brethren at Harris- 
burg, morning and evening, Oct 31. 

Fid. S. H. Hertzler preached a two 
weeks' series of sermons at, Refton in 
the Mechanic Grove congregation, be- 
ginning Oct. 30th. 

After attending the ministerial meet- 
ing held at Hatfield, Oct. 27th and 28th, 
Prof. Ober returned to College, filled with 
enthusiasm for the Orphan's Home and 
Sunday School work. 

The lecture given by Prof. Geo. P. 
Bible in the College chapel, Oct. 26th, 
was both humorous and instructive. 

Dr. Keber and live members of his 

class in Sociology and History of Edu- 
cation attended Teachers' Institute at 
Lancaster on Thursday, Nov. 11. Prof. 
Ferris of Mich., and Miss Brehm of 
Chicago, were among the principal lec- 
turers at this Institute. 

College Ave. is showing improve- 
ments all along the line. Several water 
plugs were placed along the street and a 
new street sixty feet wide was opened 
opposite Prof Ober's home with a fine 
concrete bridge built across the creek 
nearby. Mr. McAllister's splendid double- 
house is soon ready to be occupied. 
Mr. Samuel Sheaffer is making improve- 
ments on his old residence and has late- 
ly erected a new house on the lot ad- 
joining. Mr. Heisey's new brick house 
on the new street near Prof. Ober's 
home is going up rapidly. North of 
College stands the new house built by 
Deacon A. L. Frey which will soon be 
occupied by the family. 


Honesty at school does not merely 
mean that we do not lie with our lips, 
or steal our neighbor's property. It 
should mean that we will not be dis- 
honest with our work by slighting or 
neglecting it, that we will not steal our 
neighbor's time, nor spoil bis reputa- 
tion; and that we will do our best in 
everything; do every task to a complete 
finish; stamp everything that passes 
through our hands with superiority and 
with the trade-mark of our character. 

"Tommy," said the teacher, "is there 
any difference between the words 'suf- 
ficient' and 'enough'?" 

"Yes'm, "replied the youngest. " 'Suf- 
ficient' is when mother thinks I have 
eaten enough pic, and 'enough' is when 
I think I have eaten sufficient.' " 

— Selected. 

The worst thing about a crime is, get- 
ting found out. 




"Philoniathean Monthly" abounds in 
interesting stories, essays and bits of 
humor. Among the essays of the No- 
vember issue we consider "Coleridge and 
Shakespeare's use of the Supernatural" 
as the best for literary merit. 

"College Kays" is becoming more in- 
teresting with each issue. We note with 
pleasure that this paper has recently 
added an exchange department. 

"The Purple and Gold" contains an 
excellent oration "The Ideal." This 
paper needs an exchange department. 
Hope it will soon follow the example of 
"College Kays." 

"Linden HallSeminary" always arrives 
in our bureau, promptly. This paper 
might be improved by a change of cover. 
Several of our exchanges arrive with a 
new cover every year. We think this is 
a good idea and would be a good one for 
each paper to adopt. 

"College vs. University" and "Beacon 
Lights of American Poetry" are excel- 
lent articles to be found in " Albright 

We missed "College Campus" and 
Juniata Echo" this month. 

Among the rest of our Exchanges we 
acknowledge the following, "Ephrata 
Reporter," "The Lititz Express," "The 
Lititz Kecord," "Ephrata Review," 
"Lebanon Report," "Purple and White" 
"The Albright Bulletin," "Friendship 
Banner," "Ursinus Weekly," "Normal 

We should be pleased to know whether 
our exchanges receive our paper regu- 
larly. D. P. E. 

New subscriptions may begin at any 
time. Our aim is to have each edition 
of Our College Times mailed promptly 
to our subscribers. If your paper does 
not reach you, don't wait three or four 
months, but write at once — pleasantly 
if you can — so that we may investigate. 

All subscriptions should be sent to 
Prof. M. A. Good, Elizabethtown, who 
is our Business Manager. 

All contributions for Our College Times 
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any kind, should reach the Editor-in- 
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We kindly ask our friends and sub- 
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think would interest our readers. 

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Religious Appointments. 

Mid-Week Prayer Meeting: — 

Nov. 3 — Led by Andrew Hollinger. 

Nov. 10— Led by Carrie Ellis. 

Nov. 17 — Led by C. W. Guthrie. 
Regular Preaching Services: — 

Oct. 24 — Sermon by Bro. John Kline 
— Text — II Tim. 4:2 — Preach the 
Word, etc. 

Oct. 31 — Sermon by Bro. H. K. Ober 
—Text— Romans 6:23— The Wag- 
es of Sin is Death, etc. 

Nov. 7 — Missionary Meeting, under 
auspices of Faculty Committee 
on Religious Organizations. The 
talk by Sister Martha Martin 
published in this issue, was 
given at this meeting. 

Nov. 14 — Sermon by Bro. D. C. Re- 
ber— Text— Romans 12:21 — Be 
Not Overcome of Evil, But Over- 
come Evil With Good. 
Teacher Training Class — 

Teacher — L. Margaret Haas — Meets 
Saturday— 11:00 A. M. 
Missionary Reading Circle: — 

Teacher — Earl E. Eshelman — Meets 
Saturday— 6:30 P. M. 

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Cradle. Roll ...... 

Editorial ....... 

Exchanges ...... 

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Library Notes ...... 

Literary ....... 

Missionary Meeting ------ 

Pennsylvania Germans .... 

Pianoforte Lecture Recital by Mr. Edward Baxter Perry 
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Society Notes ...... 

School News ....... 

The Supreme Decisions of the Christian Studeuts 

The Class of 1910 

Wedding Bells ------ 


















Vol. VII 


No. 4 





Editor-in-Chief L. MARGARET HAAS, 



Alumni AMOS P. GEIB, 


M. A. GOOD, 

Managing Editor 


Business Manager 

Our College Times is published monthly, except in August and September. Subscription price (ten 
numbers) 50 cents. Single numbers, 5 cents. 

Entered as Second-Class Matter April 19, 1909, at Elizabeth town Post Office, 


Old Father Time is about to close 
another volume of this world's his- 
tory. This volume, with the figures 
1909 upon its back to designate it 
from other years, shall be placed 
among the silent archives of the Past. 
What has been our record in that 

A Happy New Year to all our pa- 
trons and friends ! ! ! 

We thank you for your encourage- 
ment and co-operation in the past, 
and solicit the same for the new 
year. May the richest blessings of 
the new year be yours. 

Foot Ball. 

The local members of the board of 
Trustees of our College have recently 
taken action on the foot ball question 
prohibiting the playing of this game 
on the College grounds. Without 
a doubt, this action will be 
sanctioned by the whole Board at 
their next meeting. On Dec. 1st, 
the Faculty passed a paper stating 
that they unite with the Board of 
Trustees in expressing their disappro- 
val of foot ball as a College game. 

What human person will not shud- 
der at the list of fatalities which oc- 
curred in the year 1909, due to the 
brutal game of foot ball? During 
the season just closed seven young 
men have been killed and ninety- 
three crippled. Those who are in- 
terested in this subject should read 
the article in "The Gospel Messen- 
ger" for Nov. 27, on "Tragedy of 
Football" by Eld. H. C. Early of Va. 

. We appreciate very much letters 
from friends, such as the following: 
Owen Sound, Ont., Nov. 19, 1909. 
Miss Elizabeth Myers, 

My Dear Friend: — Permit me to 
say that I expect to be home at 90 
East King St., Lancaster, after New 
Year, and if I can at any time be of 
any service to your institute by giv- 
ing a talk, etc., I shall gladly do it 
in return for the "College Times" 
which you so kindly mail me. 

Amer. Consul to Canada. 

Bro. Rufus P. Bucher, while con- 
ducting a series of meetings in the 
Chiques church at the Chiques meet- 
ing-house, dropped in to see us, Dec. 


loth, and led in devotional exercises. 
Being called upon to address the 
school, in a short but earnest speech 
characteristic of the speaker, Bro. 
Bucher acknowledged the benefits he 
received during his days at College, 
and said that he was not slow to tell 
his inquiring friends what good the 
College is doing. 

Our College as a Community Center. 

Is Elizabethtown College making 
good? Ts the school supplying the 
felt need that save rise to her found- 
ing? Net considering now what 
ideals of scholarship and character 
she implants into the minds of those 
who come directly and daily under 
her influence, what benefit is the 
community deriving in a general way 
from the college? Is the school un- 
known and far removed from the cit- 
izens of the community? It will bf 
interesting to learn what activities 
and opportunities are offered ihe 
geneal public to gather within 
her walls and feel a personal interest 
in her as a center from which radiates 
a b?nign influence. 

Many people who have contributed 
money and means for the establish- 
ment of this school may feel them- 
selves repaid for their efforts by re- 
ceiving advantages for self-culture 
nnd intellectual refinement by the 
various occasions at the college from 
time to time. 

On two evenings of each week for 
forty weeks out of fifty-two, the doors 
of the college are open to the public 
to enter and enjoy an hour or two 
together. Every Friday evening, 
the Literary Society holds its session, 
and each Sunday public preaching 
services are held in the College Chap- 
el. In this way, literary and relig- 
ious culture are afforded incidentally 
to all who will be benefited. 

Besides these weekly and stated 
occasions, there are a number of 

events on College Hill to which a 
general invitation to the public is 
extended. First, there are the 

strictly school occasions as announced 
first and last in the college calendar. 
The first of these is the annual open- 
ing day Educational Meeting which 
is intended to instruct and inspire 
the newly entering student. The 
last is the series of public events of 
Commencement week which are a fin- 
al consummation of the efforts of the 
whole session. 

Another kind of periodic public 
events at the college is religious in 
its nature. It is the Annual Bible 
Term occurring near the middle of 
the year. At this time the religious 
forces of the school are focused to 
disseminate Bible knowledge and to 
reach that portion of our constitu- 
ency that is anxious for the welfare 
of the college. For two weeks, day 
and night, free tuition in Bible stud- 
ies is offered to all without cost. A 
glorious opportunity for spiritual 

Another class of three public gath- 
erings at the college occurring annu- 
ally are the anniversary occasions 
which are memorial and reminiscent 
in character. These are the Anni- 
versary of the Founding of the 
School on November 13th, the Anni- 
versary of the Dedication of the 
Buildings on March 4th, and the An- 
niversary of the Keystone Literary 
Society on the second Friday in 

There is still another class of Col- 
lege events open to the public which 
are more distinctly cultural in aim 
and character. Here we name the 
musical programs rendered at Christ- 
mas and; during the Spring Term. 
To this class also belongs the series 
of lectures and entertainments under 
the auspices of the Library Commit- 
tee. Incidental and occasional lee- 
tures such as the Bible Land Lee- 


tures last September by C. W. Guth- 
rie also belong to this class. 

On these rare occasions, we share 
with our community the best social- 
izing opportunities that the school 
affords. In these various gather- 
ings, a friendly relation may be main- 
tained between the school and our 
community. Our college becomes 
thus for the community a meeting- 
place or social center where the most 
helpful associations for self-improve- 
ment may be formed. Is the com- 
munity fully aware of and awake to 
these opportunities? Are there any 
who look upon the college under 
these conditions with hateful and 
prejudiced eye instead of lending a 
hand to further her interests and 
to enlarge her sphere of usefulness? 
Long live Elizabeth town College! 

D. C. R. 


Bucher-Bachman — On Nov. 20, 
1909, at the home of Elder Christian 
B!ucher, near Milbank, Lebanon Co., 
Simon G. Bucher and Sallie A Bach- 
man, both of Lebanon Co., were unit- 
ed in marriage by Bro. Rufus Bucher 
of Lancaster Co., who was at this 
time conducting a series of meetings 
at Midway. 

Ziegler-Sherman — The following 
marriage was not noted before in our 
columns because of our not knowing 
of it until recently: — In December, 
1908, Elmer Ziegler, of Bethel, Berks 
Co., Pa., was married to Sallie M*. 
Sherman and now lives on his grand- 
father, Henry Brown's farm near 

We extend congratulations and 
best wishes to these friends above 

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January 17-28, 1910. 

A. M. 
9.00 — Chapel Exercises. 
9.20 — "Holy Spirit" and "Prayer" 
G. M. Lauver. 
10.00 — Book of Corinthians, 

S. H. Hertzler. 
10.40 — Bible Geography, 

L. Margaret Haas.- 
11.20 — "The Preacher", 

G. M. Lauver. 

P. M. 
1.40 — Vocal Music. B. F. Wampler. 
2.20 — Book of Isaiah, 

E. E. Eshleman 
3.00 — "Soul Winning Methods", 

G. M. Lauver. 

3.40 — "India", J. B. Emmert. 

6.45 — Song Service.. B. F. Wampler. 
7.00 — Doctrinal Sermon, 

Eld. G. M. Lauver. 


January 22nd, 2 P. M. 

College Chapel. 

Moderator: — Prof. M. A. Good. 

1. Music. 

2. What Education will do for the 

future farmer. 

Prof. J. G. Meyer. 

3. The Kind of an Education a Min- 

ister Needs. 

Eld. G. M. Lauver. 

4. Music. 

5. Endowment for our College. 

Why? When? How? 

(a) Trustees' Relation. 

Eld. S. H. Hertzler. 

(b) Faculty's Relation. 

Elizabeth Myer. 

(c) Alumni's Relation. 

A. G. Hottenstein. 

6. General Discussion. 

7. Music. 


Time of regular speakers, 20 min- 
utes. In general discussion, five 
minute speeches are desired. 


College Chapel, Jan. 23rd, 1:30 P. M. 
A. H. Brubaker, Moderator. 

1. Devotional Exercises, Jno. Herr. 

2. How can the S. S. observe the 

Christmas occasion in the 
most beneficial manner? 

George Weaver. 

3. The Duties of Parent, Child and 

Teacher to the Sunday School. 
J. W. Myer. 

4. What Can the S. S. Teacher do 
for Self Improvement? Harry Zeigler 

5. What System of Promotion of 

Classes Brings the Best Re- 
sults? Emory Trimmer. 
G. Round Table. .J. W. G. Hershey. 

a. What books should be found 

in the S. S. Library? 

b. What Good Results Have been 

Accomplished by the Christian 
Workers Meeting? 

c. How can the subject of Temper- 

ance be best impressed? 

d. Give advantages and hindrances 

to the Home Department 
(Additional Topics are solicited 

for ihe Round Table.) 
Regular speakers, 10 minutes; 
Goneral discussion, 20 minutes. Ev- 
erybody heartily invited to be pres- 
ent and to take part. 
H. K. OBER, 
J. H. Eshleman, 



January 27th, 1910. 1:30 P. M. 
Moderator— Prof. E. E. Eshleman. 

Devotional John C. Zug. 


A Great Door and Effectual Is Opened 

Unto Me, J. b. Emmert. 


Equipment for Effective Service, 

Nathan Martin. 

M'att. 5 : 13-16 G. M. Lauver. 



Missionary Offering. 

Twenty minutes assigned to each 
regular speaker. 


The Winter term closed Thursday, 
Dec. 2. Many of the students and 
teachers went to their respective 
homes or to visit friends. Those 
visiting friends were: Miss Sara Wen- 
ger at Ronks with Miss Estella W. 
Frantz, a lormer graduate. Miss 
Elizabeth Markley with friends in 
Palmyra and Miss Emma Miller 
with friends in Lancaster. 

At least a dozen remained at the 
College to spend their vacation. The 
remaining ones apparently did not 
have time to become lonesome for 
the hum of the washing machine and 
the jingling of the flat irons could be 
heard daily. 

Sister Spencer Beaver called rather 
unexpectedly at the College Nov. 29. 
Brother Beaver had just then closed 
a series of meetings held in the 
Spring Creek district at Conewago 
house. Brother and Sister Beaver 
are now located at Centreport, Berks 
Co., Pa. 

Elders G. H. Rairich and S. H. 
Hertzler took dinner at the College 
Nov. 30, and visited a few classes. 

Wednesday, Dec. 11, Mrs. Wright, 
of Pottstown called on her daughter, 
Bessie, at the College. B. V. R. 

Rumor has it that Miss Edna Wit- 
tie, '09 of Florin, has been appointed 
teacher of stenography at New 
Bloomfield Academy, Perry Co., Pa., 
and will leave for that place Jan. 



Poems for New Year. 

To keep my health; 

To do my work; 

To live; 

To see to it I grow and gain and give; 

Never to look behind me for an hour; 

To wait in weakness, and to walk in 

But always fronting onward to the 

Always and always facing tward the 

Robbed, starved, defeated, fallen, 

wide-astray — - 
On, with what strength I have; 
Back to the way. 

— Chnrlotte Perkins Stetson 


Oh! heart of mine, we shouldn't wor- 
ry so! 
What we have missed of calm, we 
couldn't have, you know! 
What we have met of stormy pain, 
And of sorrow's driving rain, 
We can better meet again, 
If they blow. 

We have erred in that dark hour, we 

have known; 
When the tears fell with the show- 
ers, all alone 
Were not shine and shadow blent 
As the gracious master meant? 
Let us temper our content 
With His Own. 

For we know, not every morrow can 

be sad; 
So, forgetting all the sorrow we have 
Let us fold away our fears, 
And put by our foolish tears, 
And through all the coming years, 
Just be glad. 

— James Whitcomb Riley. 

Caught Masquerading 

(Story by a Member of the Rhetoric Class.) 

Last year I accompanied my aunt 
and my sister to the city where the 
annual boat race between Harvard 
and Yale was to be held. On ar- 
riving at the hotel in which we in- 
tended to stay, we found that our 
rooms were near those of the Har- 
vard boys, many of whom had been 
my chums. All through the night 
the boys made such a noise with their 
talk and laughter that I was unable 
to sleep. When I did fall asleep, 
about four o'clock, I slept so sound- 
ly that I did not get awake until the 
sun came, warm and bright, through 
my window. 

I quickly arose and looked about 
for my clothes. They were no 

where to be found. I knew at once 
what had happened. My friends, 
to play a joke on me, had taken my 
suit case with all my clothes. What 
was I to do? 

Just then some one tapped at my 
door. "Hurry up Jim," called my 
sister Kate, "it is now a quarter of 
ten and the race begins at half past." 

"My clothes are gone," I wailed. 
"The boys have taken them all a- 

"Have you nothing?" she asked, 
trying to choke back her laughter. 

"No," I answered. "Don't you 
have something I can wear?" 

"Well there are my dresses and 
Aunt's black silk dress but — " 

"Get the black dress," I broke in 
impatiently, "nothing is going to 
keep me from the race." 

So Kate got the dress and after 
many struggles and a number of un- 
necessary words it was slipped over 
my shoulders and fastened. 

"Now put on these black spectacles 
and this bonnet and veil and you'll 
be quite a lady." 

After donning this outlandish garb 
I stepped into the middle of the room 


for inspection. 

"Ha! Ha!" laughed my sister, 
"you certainly are a sight. But we 
must hurry for we have but fifteen 
minutes before the race begins." 

"Come what may, I am ready for 
the fray," I sang as Sis took my arm 
and we started out. 

"Now don't take such long steps 
and lift your skirt," she ordered. 

We boarded the car that stopped 
just as we reached the curb. After 
we were seated I noticed one of the 
boys. Jack Wilson, standing at the 
other end of the car. 

"Keep your ieet under your skirt," 
whispered Kate, "any one seeing your 
shoes will know at once that you are 
no woman." 

"Well I certainly would not want 
to be one," I answered, rather snap- 
pishly, through the meshes of my 

While riding along I noticed that 
every now and then Jack would 
glance at me in a puzzled manner. 
"Christopher Columbus," I thought, 
"if he should find this out, I would 
never hear the last of it." 

Just then the car gave a jerk and 
a stout woman, falling against me, 
knocked my bonnet back. I grabbed 
it and put it into place with trembling 
hands. What if Jack had seen me? 
I looked over his way but he seemed 
to be absorbed in the paper he held 
before him. 

When the car stopped, I caught my 
sister by the arm and hurried her 
toward the entrance. 

"Don't be in such a hurry, Auntie," 
she drawled, "we are in plenty of 

"For Goocines sake," I muttered 
angrily, "didn't you see Jack Wilson 
in the car? I am afraid he is on 
to this already." 

At last, after securing seats, I was 
beginning to feel quite gay, when 
happening to glance about I looked 

into the dancing eyes of Jack. At 
this all my courage fleJ. 

"Oh, I am sure Jack knows me," 
I said to Kate. "What shall I do?" 

"Stay right here and forget it," 
she answered, smiling at my troubled 
face, "it is too late to do anything 

After a time I did forget it. The 
race was beginning to get exciting. 

Down the river the boats glided 
side by side. Greater and greater 
grew the confusion as the Yale boys 
seemed to gain a few yards. 

"Where're your brave Harvard 
men? We've le It them far behind." 
jeered some of the Yale students 
dancing about in their excitement. 

Presently the noise ceased. What 
did it mean? Everyone leaned for- 
ward in his seat breathlessly. The 
Harvard boats were slowly but sure- 
ly gaining. Suddenly they shot <*'ar 
ahead of their competitors. Instant- 
ly there was a roar and confusion 
which quite outdid that of the Yale 
sympathizers a few minutes before. 
Hats and flags were waved as the 
great crowd rose. The air was filled 
with shouts and college yells and be- 
fore I knew it J was yelling at the top 
of my voice. 

"Auntie, "implored Kate tugging at 
my arm, "don't get excited. Sit 

As I dropped into my seat I real- 
ized what I had done. I noticed 
several people looking curiously at 
me, no doubt wondering what had 
come over the old lady. 

After things had become quieter 
I ventured to look back at Jack in ' 
the hope that he had not noticed me. 
My hopes were in vain for Jack was 
holding to the back of the seat before 
him and simply roaring. 

"Jim old boy, you're caught," he 

I placed my finger upon my lips 
with a pleading look. 


Jack took the hint and did not 
saiy anything then, but when we got 
back to the hotel, I tell you I caught 

Ava R. Witmer. 


(Composition by a member of A Grammar grade.) 

This day of which I shall now tell 
you, was not a beautiful shining day, 
but a cold stormy one. All night 
long the wind howled around the 
boarding-house, the ocean raved, the 
waves d? shed so fiercely that sleep 
was impossible. Five o'clock found 
us in our thickest garments hasten- 
ing to the ocean side. Never was I 
so impressed with a sight as with this 
one. The ocean rocked, rolled and 
dashed about fts though it meant to 
break its bounds and spread over the 
whole earth. As I gazed upon the 
picture, I felt more keenly the great 
Power that controls our universe. 

We stayed by the side of the tur- 
bulent waters all the forenoon, pass- 
ing up and down the boardwalk, only 
retreating when a larger, ang'rier 
wave hissed toward us and left its 
traces on the walk. 

The large ships had cast anchor 
and were bounding backward and 
forward like great living creatures 
over which no human beings had any 
control. We stood watching with 
anxious eye, for we feared that at 
any moment the signal of wreck 
would be given; but all went well 
with the ships. 

Toward noon we heard that farth- 
er down the coast the storm rolled 
still more fiercely. We quickly sum- 
moned an automobile and within 
three hours we were watching the 
waves again as they beat upon the 
rocks. We could not get near the 
more turbulent waters for they cov- 
ered the boulevard and to pass 
through them meant risk of life. 

At five o'clock p. m., we started for 
home and arrived j there at nine p. 

m. After taking supper, we again 
went to view the ocean and found 
that m several hours it had grown 
calm and peaceful. We looked at 
it in astonishment, and immediately 
my mind went back to the stormy 
Galilee. I thought of the troubled 
waters, the tossing ship, the blessed 
Master and his powerful words, 
"Peace, be still." 

These words rang through my 
mind all evening and I knew that the 
same Spirit had again spoken to the 
waters and they obeyed. 

When I turned from the mysteri- 
ous shores, I wished that the ravings 
of the human soul would be as sub- 
missive when rebuked, as was the 
briny deep. 

Souderton, Pa. 


(Talk Given in Chapel, November 22.) 

(Talk Given in .Chapel, Nov. 2 2.) 
I am going to talk concerning 
something which we all discuss, 
which some of us understand, and 
which a few of us. practice. My 
theme is good taste: — "a trite and 
hackneyed subject," I hear you say. 
All the better, — J shall expect the 
more careful consideration of what 
I have to say. What is this rather 
elusive term, good taste? It is that 
which in language we call good usage; 
in social intercourse, etiquette; in 
education, culture; in religion, rever- 
ence. Is it necessary or desirable 
to cultivate good taste? Well you 
•can talk without knowing or caring 
about the dictates of good usage; 
you'll be able to travel and do bus- 
iness without a knowledge of eti- 
quette; youi may receive a college 
diploma without having an atom of 
culture; you may even go through 
forms of worship without showing 
real reverence; but in the several in- 
stances you have neglected that sub- 
tle something which will make what 



you say, do, or know, fine and noble. 
Good taste then, we'll assume, is 
something to be sought after. 

Now for a definition. — Good taste 
is nothing but a desire for the best 
in all things. The question at once 
arises, Who decides what is best? 
The best is no more an arbitrary 
matter settled by one person or 
group of persons than is a grammar. 
A grammar simply codifies and ex- 
plains phenomena of language 
Similarly the best is a codification of 
those moles of action, of thought, 
of choice, which have been productive 
in the past of the most satisfactory 
results: a codifilcation made by the 
intelligent people of a given country 
and time. Notice that Good Taste 
in no wise depends upon what a mere 
majority may do. If we all say "I 
seen" and all of the gentlemen cease 
to remove their hats on meeting la- 
dies, good taste will not be the least 
affected by those solecisms. Good 
taste, then, is the desire for the best 
as so adjudged by the intelligent. 

In order that there may be no 
doubt what good taste means, I am 
going to apply it to different phases 
of our life and to point out what it 
demands, even at the risk of becom- 
ing somewhat lengthy or even tedi- 

I. As to Dress. — Good taste de- 
mands first and foremost, modesty 
and neatness but it demands also at- 
tention to certain details which some 
people do not think worth consider- 
ing. Our clothes should be properly 
and carefully put on, linen should be 
immaculate, shoes well blacked, and 
last but not least, our clothes should 
be well brushed and properly 
pressed. These are the essentials 
of a well groomed man or woman. 
It ought to be unnecessary to adduce 
any reasons why each one of us ought 
to give careful consideration to his 
personal appearance, but I want to 

remind you that any prospective em- 
ployer judges quite as much concern- 
ing the character of an applicant 
from the way in which he wears his 
clothes as he does from testimon- 
ials. Remember that "apparel oft 
proclaims the man" is as true today 
as it was in Shakespeare's time. 

II. As Applied to Manners. — 
Here's where many young people feel 
that it is their privilege to follow or 
to disregard the dictates of good 
taste. We are no exception here, 
for notwithstanding knowledge along 
that line, not all our young men 
raise their hats to ladies or rise to 
offer a lady a seat in a crowded room. 
It is the wise young man or woman 
who early decides thalr he cannot af- 
ford to deviate from the conven- 
tional even in little things. Your 
personal judgment is scarcely wor- 
thy of being pitted against the de- 
cision of many experienced persons. 
Good taste demands that there be no 
loud talking and laughing or boister- 
ous conduct on the street. It also 
requires that in all places where peo- 
ple are gathered one should not make 
oneself conspicuous: a general rule 
like that will positively debar talking 
and whispering from reading rooms 
and libraries. It will also absolutely 
prohibit any one from failing to give 
reverent attention to all forms of 
worship. Nothing is more likely to 
stamp you as undesirable, to say the 
least, than a tendency to chatter or 
giggle during church or chapel ser- 
vicas, or during a lecture or concert. 
Right here let me say that while a 
breach of etiquette may be condoned 
in the case of persons who have had 
few advantages, in you who are ex- 
pected to know and do know better 
people will not excuse a departure 
from good taste and you have no 
right, to expect them to do so. 

III. In regard to Conversation — 
Good taste here deals not only with 


the choice of language but with the 
selection of topics. The diction and 
subject of a discussion ought to be 
enough to distinguish a college stu^- 
dent from a street loafer but some- 
times it is not. Unsympathetic re- 
marks, rude jests, coarse stories 
are not tolerated by good taste any 
more than is gossip. Necessarily, 
good taste demands that persons in 
authority should be addressed and 
spoken of with the proper title and 
respect. I wish that you could real- 
ize the impression that you leave up- 
on a thoughtful hearer when you 
speak of some one, a teacher for in- 
stance, by his last name without any 
prefix whatever. It would be well 
for us to remember, too, that while 
we may in the intimacy of our rooms 
speak of one another as Jane or Jones 
in general conversation it is Miss 
Blank and Mr. Jones. 

IV. Can we apply good taste to 
our surroundings, our rooms? Cer- 
tainly. Each one of us has practi- 
cally made a little home for the year 
here at college. Ought we to learn 
anything from it concerning the fur- 
nishing of more permanent homes in 
the future? I think so. What do 
you like — flashy draperies, an ac- 
cumulation of useless ornaments, 
walls, covered with numerous 
clashing pictures? If you do, your 
choice later will probably run to ov- 
erdecorated, gaudily upholstered fur- 
niture, garish carpets, glaring wall 
paper. Why not learn to appreciate 
the beauty and restfulness of the 
simple, the plain, and of the sub- 
stantial ? Set your mind against the 
cheapness of ornamentation and find 
your enjoyment in properly propor- 
tioned lines, in honesty of workman- 
ship, and in excellence of material. 
One English poet and artist of no 
mean ability in the latter half of 
last century did not think it beneath 
his dignity to turn into a practical 

craftsman in order to educate the 
public along that line. It is largely 
due to the efforts of Wm. Morris, 
that we in America, are at last wak- 
ing up to this phase of good taste, 
to a realization that simplicity is the 
height of art. 


(To be continued in next issue.) 


The following Christmas program 
was rendered in Music Hall on Tues- 
day evening, Dec. 21: 

Anthem — Arise, Shine Porter 

Piano Solo — The Palms. .. .Leyback 

Miss Elizabeth Kline 
Mixed Quartet — Bright and ; Joyful 

is the Morn . .Williams 

Misses Kline, 
Messrs. Wampler, Glasmire. 

Anthem — Tarry With Me Davis 

Piano Soli — 

a. Waltz Impromptu . . Rathbirn 

b. (Selected.) . . . Schwarwenka 

Miss Smith. 
Vocal Solo — Come Unto Me, Wooler 

Miss Annie Kline. 
Piano Soli — 

a. (Selected.) Chaminade 

b. The Flatterer ....Chaminade 

Miss Withers. 

Vocal Solo — The Legend Mager 

Miss Mary Markley. 
Anthem — There Were Shepherds, 

Vocal Soli — 

a. Crossing the Bar. . . . Behrend. 

b. Open the Gates ....... Knapp. 

Wm. E. Glasmire. 
Piano Duet — El Ti'ocadero, 

Miss Wampler, Miss Sheaffer. 
Vocal Solo — Child of Bethlehem, 

B. F. Wampler. 
Piano Quartet — March and Soldier's 
Chorus "Faust," Gounod. 


Mrs. Wampler, Misses Shcaffer, 
Withers, Kline. 
Vocal Solo — The Ninety and Nine, 

Miss Elizabeth Kline. 
Anthem — The Star of Bethlehem, 

This program was well rendered 
and was much appreciated by the au- 


"Genius, that power which dazzles 
mortal eyes. 

Is oft but Perseverance in dis- 
guise." — College Rays. 

"Wisdom means wise action and 
wise action means virtue. Virtue, 
tne good, inseparable from the beau- 
tiful is the end and aim of life." 

— Hebron Star. 

"Procrastination is the thief of 
time." — The Purple and Gold. 

"It is impossible for that man to 
despair who remembers that his help- 
er is Omnipotent." — The Albright 

We gratefully acknowledge the 
following other exchanges: Linden 
nail Echo, The Ursinus Weekly, The 

Our College Times desires the 
courtesy of an acknowledgment 
from her exchanges. D. P. R. 

According to statistics given in the 
souvenir hand-book published by the 
Pennsylvania State Sabbath School 
Association, there were only three 
teacher-training classes in Lancaster 
County last year whose members pas- 
sed the State examination. Among 
these the class at our College taught 
by Miss Haas was the largest. It 
consisted of the following: W. K. 
Gish, Emma Miller, M'ary E. Myers, 
Olive A. Myers, Grace Rowe, J. D. 
Reber. Leah M. Sheaffer and Eliza- 
beth Souders Schlosser. 


Society Notes. 

On Friday evening, Dec. 10, the 
Keystone Literary Society held its 
regular session. The program con- 
sisted of, — Music by the Mixed Quar- 
tette, 2. Declamation, Paul Johnson. 

3, Debate, Resolved: That women re- 
formers have influenced modern so- 
ciety more than men reformers. Af- 
firmative speakers were, Kathryn 
Mover, Daisy Rider; Negative, Isaac 
Wampler and R. W. Schlosser. 4, 
Literary Jumble, Edna Good. 5, 
Recitation, Maud Hertzler. The 
program for Dec. 17 was patriotic in 
nature. It consisted of the follow- 
ing features: 1, Music, "America," 
Society. 2, Declamation, "The 
Flag," Walter Eshleman. 3, Sym- 
posium: In the future which shall 
be the leading sections in the United 
States? North, D. D. Rose. South 
H. L. Smith. West, C. [W. Guthrie. 

4, Vocal Duet, The Misses Kline. 5, 
Recitation, "Barbara Frietchie," Ce 
cile Smith. 6, Piano Duet, Miss Ce- 
cile Smith and Mr. A. C. Hollinger. 

Library Notes. 

During November the following 
books were added to the Library: 

From the Missionary Reading Cir- 
cle — Effective Workers in Needy 
Fields; The Unfinished Task, Barton. 

From the Bible Class Fund — How 
the Other Half Lives, Riis. 

From Hon. W. W. Griest — Mazona 
Group of Rio Grande Valley, Lee and 
Girty; Pre-Cambrian Geology of N. 
A., Van Hise and Leith; Fauna of 
Caney Shale of Oklahoma, Girty. 

From the Library Fund — Addison's 
Essays; Hawthorne's Works, (9 
vols.); Proceedings N. E. A. (1900), 
(1901), (1902), (1903), (1904), 
( 1906 ), ( 1907 ), ( 1908 ), 

Index N. E. A. (1857-1906); Year- 
books N. E. A. (1907-1908), (1908- 




During the Fall Term the acces- 
sions to the Library number two hun- 
dred eighty-one. The circulation 
was three hundred forty-five, an av- 
erage of four and one-half per day 
for every day the Library was open. 
L. D. ROSE, Librarian. 


Mr. E. F. Nedrow and family vis- 
ited at Norristown, Pa., Sun., Dec. 
4th and 5th. Mr. Nedrow filled the 
pulpit at the Norristown church Sun. 
morning and in the evening he offici- 
ated at the lovefeast held at that 
place. Mr. Nedrow has received a 
unanimous call to be the regular pas- 
tor of that church and he is think- 
ing of accepting the call. 

Mr. Garry Myers, teacher in the 
Academy at Ursinus College, visited 
his sister Olive, at the College Sat. 
and Sun., Nov. 2 7th and 28th. 

Prof. Jacob M'eyer called on friends 
at the College Nov. 22; he finishes 
the A. B. course at! Franklin and 
Marshall College about April 1st, 


(From Gospel Messenger of December 11, 1909:^ 

A new feature of public school 
training is the prospective course in 
good morals, which Bro. M. G. Brum- 
baugh, Supt. of Public Schools of 
Phila., is about to introduce in the 
schools of the Quaker City. James 
T. White, a New York Millionaire, is 
willing to donate a small fortune for 
the advancement of this kind of 
training, and it is planned to extend 
this system, later on, to other parts 
of the country. Aided by a commit- 
tee of twenty teachers, Supt. Brum- 
baugh has arranged lessons on 
cleanliness, neatness, politeness, 
kindness to mankind and animals, 
truthfulness, obedience, reverence, 
contentment, etc. It is planned to 

make these lessons intensely practic- 
al and impressive, and doubtless 
there will be good results, by means 
of these efforts, upon the plastic 
minds of the great army of school 

Cradle Roll. 

The home of Willis W. and Mar- 
garet Bushong .Gibble, at Brunner- 
ville, Pa., has lately been graced with 
a boy whose name is Robert Brown- 
ing Gibble. Little Robert brings a 
classic name to our cradle roll. 

Joshua Reber '09, student in College 
Preparatory course this fall, left for 
Blue Jay, West Virginia, where he will 
assume duties as book-keeper for the 
Blue Jay Lumber Co. He will board 
with his uncle, George Reber. 
> m • 

Lovena S. Andes, now employed as 
stenographer in Breth. Pub. House, 
Elgin, Illinois, writes, — 

"I received much benefit from at- 
tending Elizabethtown College and 
am now realizing some of my cher- 
ished hopes." 

The friends of Sister Clara D. 
Snavely, who was employed in our 
culinary department a few years ago, 
will be interested to learn that she 
was married on Nov. 20, to Samuel 
M. Kuhn, of Cashtown, Adams Co., 

Religious Appointments 

Mid-Week Prayer Meeting: — 

Nov. 24 — Led by Grace I. Rowe. 

Dec. 1 — Led by Frank Carper. 

Dec. 8 — Led by Miss Fogel Sanger. 
Regular Preaching Services: — 

Nov. 21 — No services at College 
because of protracted services 
in town, Bro. Geo. S. Rairigh, 

Nov. 2 8 — Sermon by Bro. Geo. 

S. Rairigh — Text: John 17:1. 

Dec. 5 — Vacation, hence no servi- 
ces at College. 

Dec. 12 — Sermon by Eld. S. R. 
Zug. Text, Gal. 6:7 — "For 
whatsoever a man soweth that 
shall he also reap." 
Tepchers Training Class: — 

Teacher, L. Margaret Haas. — 
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Meets Saturday, 6.30 p. ni. 

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A Day at the Seashore 

Bible Term ... 

Caught Masquerading - - 

Editorial - 

Exchanges ... 

Foot Ball .... 

Good Taste ... 

Locals ... 

Library Notes ... 

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Lessons on Morals - 

Marriages - - 

Music Program 

Our College as a Community Center 

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Vol. VII 






Editor-in-Chief L. MARGARET HAAS, 






M. A. GOOD, 

Managing t'ditor 


Business Manager 

Our College Times is published monthly, except in August and September. Subscription price iten 
numbers) 50 cents. Single numbers, 5 cents. 

Entered as Second-Class Matter April 19, 1909, at Elizabethtown Post Office, 


Our Bible Term opened just short- 
ly before we went to press, Jan. 17. 
The following persons had registered 
by Jan. 18th: — Eld. G. M. Lauver, 
Chicago; Mrs. Rosina Shroyer, An- 
nie Schwenk and Ada Douty, Logan- 
ton, Clinton Co., Pa.; Laura E. Jenn- 
ings, Brownsville, Md.; Deborah 
King and A. C. Reber, Denton, Md.; 
Linda B. Huber, Hagerstown, Md.; 
Mrs. Fannie B. Schaffner, Penbrook, 
Pa.; Sallie E. Schaffner, Harrisburg; 
Mrs. Mary Ann Nedrow, Jones Mill, 
Westmoreland County, Pa.; Mary C. 
Ziegler and Eld. Jesse Zeigler, Roy- 
ersford, Pa.; Ida M. Lesher, Guil- 
ford Springs, Pa.; H. F. Stauffer, 
Manheim; G. W. Harlacher, Dover, 
Pa.; W. H. Holsinger and J. B. Snow- 
berger, Shellytown, Pa.; M. H. 
Brumbaugh, Williamsburg, Pa. ; H. 
D. Godshalk, Souderton, Pa.; H. E. 
Godsbalk, Lancaster; Blanche E. 
Arbegast, Mechanicsburg; W. G. 
Group, York Springs, Pa.; Dora 
Shank and P. M. Habecker, Quarry- 

ville, Pa.; Mrs. Frank Groff, Naomi 
Hoffer, Martha M'artin, Laura Hess. 
Ada Lehman, Eld. J. H. Kline, Mr. 
and Mrs. Daniel E. Shank, Bessie M. 
Rider, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Hertzler, 
and S. R. McDannel, of Elizabeth- 
town and vicinity. 

According to our regulations with 
the printer, the material for the Feb- 
ruary number of Our College Times 
must be prepared about the middle 
of January, hence we cannot publish 
much Bible Term news in this issue. 
Look for it in the next. 

Never a river but brims and fills 
By the aid of numberless slender rills ; 
Never a strength but has grown and fed 
With theforce of a weekuess conquered. 
Never a day but is ruled or shaped 
By the power of a yesterday escaped ; 
Arjd never a human soul that grew 
By a single resolve to its stature true. 
Susan Coolidge. 

"Courage is a matter of the red cor- 
puscles. It is oxygen that makes every 
attack, and without oxygen in his blood 
to back him, a man attacks nothing." — 
School Phys. Journal. 

We aim to make Our College 
Times the repository of the best dis- 


courses that are given at the College 
by visitors, members of the faculty, 
and students. Our friends on hear- 
ing a good talk or lecture, sometimes 
say to us, "That was an excellent ad- 
dress. I should like to see it pub- 
lished in the College Times." An- 
other says, "I am very much pleased 
to have the whole of Rev. Rittgers 
address published in the Oct. num- 
ber of Our College Times." 

A short time ago one of our readers 
kindly reminded the editor of the 
fact that the address given by Mr. 
W. R. Harnish last June, as a feat- 
ure of the Commercial program, had 
not yet appeared in our paper. We 
take pleasure in publishing it in this 
issue. We would have our friends 
remember, however, that not all that 
is good can be published,* for we are 
allowed only sixteen pages for, each 
issue, unless we pay extra charges 
for more. 

All contributions for "Our College 
Times" such as essays, marriages, 
new positions which our students 
may be called to fill, or news of any 
kind should reach the editor-in-chief 
by the 14th of each month. 

We kindly ask our friends and 
subscribers to report such news as 
they think would interest our read- 

Our table of contents is found on 
the closing pages of Our College 
Times this year, ^because of adver- 
tisements on the first pages which 
crowded it out. 

Spring Term. 

Our Winter term closes March 2 4th 
and the Spring term opens March 28. 
All those who expect to board at the 
College should engage rooms early. 
Address all communications to Dr. 

D. C. Reber, Acting President. Read 
the "Spring Term Announcement" 
as found on another page of this 

Birthplace of Lindley Murray. 

A year ago we published in our 
February number an appeal made by 
Mr. W. S. Poorman, of Palmyra, Fa., 
to the citizens and educators of Pen- 
nsylvania in behalf of the purchase 
and preservation by the state, of the 
birth-place of Lindley Murray, au- 
thor of the First English Grammar 
and a noted poet and philan- 
thropist. This place is located on 
the banks of the historic Swafara, 
a tributary o the Susquehanna river, 
in Dauphin county. We sent to 
Mr. Poorman, soon after this appeal 
was male, a petition signed by the 
Trustees and members of the Facul- 
ty requesting the Legislature of Pa. 
to purchase this farm, but are una- 
ble to say just what was accomplish- 
ed. Can any of our friends tell us? 

Since writing this article, we have 
been informed that the Murray farm 
was sold to Mr. Hershey, the choco- 
late manufacturer at Hershey, Pa. 

The Christmas vacation was much 
enjoyed by our College folk. Yet 
there was mingled with our joy a 
vein of sorrow after learning of the 
deaths of Mrs. Elizabeth Merkey Deg- 
ler, of Royersford, Pa., mother of E- 
lizabeth Degler, who was a student 
here last year, and of Bro. Jonas 
Cassel, of Hatfield, Pa., father of 
Misses Anna, Carrie and Martha (now 
Mrs. George E. Light) Cassel, all of 
whom were once students at the Col- 
lege. Sister Degler was buried on 
Dec. 2 8, and Bro. Cassel on New 
Year's Day. Our College Times 
extend sympathy to these bereaved 



Classes Iteorganized. 

The Spring Term opens this year 
March 2 8th and continues twelve 
weeks. Many new classes will be 
iormed, and all class work will be 
reorganized. Hence this term of- 
fers special advantages to prospective 
teachers and to regular teachers who 
desire to pursue advanced studies, 
and also to those coming from the 
public schools, wishing to review 
their studies and take up others; 
and, finally, to graduates of Normal 
Schools who aim to prepare for Col- 

The Faculty. 

During the past several years 
teachers have been added to the Fac- 
ulty, which now consists of thirteen 
regular professors and a number of 
student teachers, who are graduates 
of this institution. The Faculty 
is therefore amply large to provide 
for additional classes during the 
Spring Term. A number of our 
teachers have pursued studies at 
leading summer schools, and others 
have recently returned from recog- 
nized institutions of learning. 
Departments of Instruction. 

PEDAGOGICAL. — This depart- 
ment is regularly maintained and 
offers a three years' course. It has 
recently been so arranged that grad- 
uates of this department have the 
necessary qualifications to teach in 
township high schools in this state. 
Both members of the class of 190 8 
were elected to such positions and are 
doing efficient work. During this 
term a class in Elementary Pedagogy 
will be conducted for those expecting 
to teach for the first term. Classes 
in School Management, Genetic 
Psychology, Systems of Education, 
Philosophy of Teaching, and Ethics 
will be organized. 

in all the common school branches 
will be formed suitable to the needs 
of those coming from the public 

Besides classes in Civics, Algebra. 
American Literature, Physical Geo- 
graphy, Higher Arithmetic, Botany. 
Chemistry, Drawing, General History 
and Geometry are offered to persons 
wishing to prepare for College. 

COMMERCIAL. — Thorough In- 
struction in book-keeping, Commer- 
cial Arithmetic, Rapid Calculation, 
Business Correspondence, Shorthand, 
Typewriting, etc., is offered by en- 
thusiastic teachers. 

MUSIC. — Daily instruction and 
practice in chorus singing and sight 
reading are offered free to all regu- 
lar students^ ;also Voice Culture, Har- 
mony, Theory, Music, Piano and Or- 
gan lessons are given at the usual 
price. Four teachers and six in- 
struments constitute the equipment 
in this line. 

INDUSTRIAL — Instruction in 
Elementary Agriculture is given to 
accommodate those expecting to pur- 
sue the Agricultural Course and to 
prepare teachers in this subject which 
in a few years will likely be insert- 
ed in the public school curriculum 
by legislative enactment. 

BIBLE — Classes in Psalms, Acts 
of the Apostles, Life of Christ, and 
Homiletics meet daily throughout 
the term. Students are urged To 
take Bible work in some form in ev- 
ery course offered by the institu- 
tion. Classes in Mission study and 
Sunday School Normal work, besides 
the regular Sunday morning Bible 
classes, meet weekly. 


Tuition for day students per week 
is $1.25; tuition for boarding stud- 
per term, $18.25; total for boarding 
students per term, $54.75; reduc- 


tion to ministers and children of 

Additional Tnfoi mation. 

Work during the Spring term will 
count towards completing the sev- 
eral courses. Those looking for a 
good school are invited to investigate 
the excellent advantages offered at 
Elizabethtown College by visiting 
our classes. Write at once for cat- 
alogue. As all the dormitories 
are expected to be occupied, early ap- 
plication for a room should be made 
to the Acting President. 

O Powers That Be, make me suf- 
ficient to my occasions. Teach me 
to know and to observe the Rules of 
the Game. Give me to mind my 
own business at all times and to lose 
no good opportunity of holding my 

Let me never lack proper pride 
or due sense of humor. Preserve, 
oh preserve me from growing stoical 
and unimaginative. Help me not 
to cry for the moon over spilled milk 
to manage my physical constitution 
and my practical affairs discreetly, 
never to dramatize my spiritual dis- 

Grant me neither to proffer nor to 
welcome cheap praise; to distinguish 
sharply between sentiment and sen- 
timentality, cleaving to the one and 
despising the other. Deliver me 
from emotional excess. Deliver me 
from atrophy of the emotions. When 
it is appointed me to suffer, let me, 
so far as may humanely be possible, 
take example from the well-bred 
beasts of the jungle, and go away 
quietly and bear my suffering by my- 

Let me not dwell in the outer 
whirlwind of things and events; 
guide me, rather, to the Cential 
Calm and grant that I may abide 
therein. Give me, nevertheless, to 

be a good comrade, and to view the 
passing show with an eye constantly 
growing keener — a charity broadtu- 
ing and deepening day by day. 

Help me to win, if win I may; but 
and this, O Powers, especially — if I 
may not win, make me a good loser. 

Vouchsafe me not to estrange ihe 
other at my elbow. Suffer not n.y 
primal light to wane, and grant that 
I may carry my cup brimming, yet 
unspilled, to the last. Amen. 

Basket Ball. 

The game which is now the main ath- 
letic attraction at our College is basket 
ball. Lach season has its favorite sport 
and without doubt basket ball is the peer 
of the winter games. The game is 
played by both the ladies and the gent- 
lemen with much enjoyment. Match 
games have been played with the day 

Basket ball has become very popular 
within the past few years, but it is al- 
most impossible to keep it within the 
bounds of clean sport. The game is ex- 
tremely fascinating but the enthusiasm 
aroused sometimes leads to rough tactics 
in which brute strength and weight pre- 
dominate over skill. Such tactics are 
enough to destroy any game and it is 
only the fascination that the game has 
for the average player that commends 
it to the lover of athletics We are glad to 
say that as the years go by, these rough 
tactics are being eliminated, thanks for 
the gallant efforts of the "Amateur Ath- 
letic Basket Ball Committee." The game 
as it now is played is cleaner than it has 
ever been. 

Our coaches and umpires have helped 
us considerably in the playing of a good 
clean game. We are satisfied that we 
have the advantage of excellent super- 
vision. The only way to have the game 
played according to the new rules is to 
select competent officials, — those who 
understand the game well. We urge those 
who think the rules too severe to try to 
adopt them. Let vour slogan be, " We 
want clean basket ball." 

Andrew M. Dixon. 




In Winter 

The winter day is strong and pure 

Above the hills of iron woods, 
I feel the mighty cold immure 

My soul in deep and patieut moods. 
What matter though the dreams of spring 

Do never wake life's tender bloom? 
What though the seasons shall bring 

For me, but one gray bloom ! 
There's yet a gift that I would own — 

Life's ancient strength, austere, divine, 
Like something in the ice-girt stone, 

And something in the wind-swept pine. 
A power to praise the winter stars 

Though all my veins be frost oppressed; 
To bear the burden and the scars, 

And shield some snowbird in my breast! 
— Ikene Putnam. 

Good Taste. 

(Continued from February Issue.) 

Some one has said that there have 
been three distinctly marked peri- 
ods in artistic development in this 
country. The first was the day of 
the chromo with a subject like Mary 
and her little lamb portrayed wood- 
enly in painful blues, greens and yel- 
lows. Then came the vogue of en- 
gravings which were dignified and 
awful presentments of heroes with 
their family or advisers; as for ex- 
ample, Gen. Grant and his family. 
Still later came the popularity of the 
oil painting done while you waited 
by the lightning artist or the crayon 
portrait done by no artist at all. It 
looked for a while as if the present 
was to be dominated by the epidemic 
for flaming posters and meaningless 
photographs; but good taste is here 
slowly but surely revolutionizing our 
ideals concerning pictures. You can 
no more help collecting round you 
some kind of pictures than the sav- 
age can help decorating his face and 
body; it is the art impulse, or in- 

stinct if you please, in both. But 
how many of us ever stopped to think 
as we hung a picture whether it had 
any value other than than that of 
taking up so much space? Or how 
many of us ever went to a store to 
buy a certain picture which we want- 
ed. We purchase our picture? as 
we buy nothing else: we take what- 
ever the shop keeper has displayed — 
whether good, bad, or iniifferent. 

I surmise that some one will say: 
"How are we to know what the best 
pictures are? "Vve have no chance 
to go to museums to see them!" 
They are being brought right t o your 
door. Magazines are widely diver- 
gent in scope as the Outlook, Cen- 
tury, and Everybody's are constantly 
publishing illustrated articles con- 
cerning great artists. It is actually 
cheaper now to buy good pictures 
such as the Perry, the Brown, or the 
Copley prints than to buy the non- 
descript articles offered in department 
stores. Did you ever stop to think 
that a masterpiece in painting may 
be quite as much a friend and teach- 
er to you as a book; that right living 
and religion can be taught by pic- 
tures as well as by precept and ex- 
ample? A great picture in your 
room, if rightly studied and loved, 
must have same ennobling influence 
that the Great Stone Face had upon 
him who loved it. 

It is outside of my province this 
morning to enter into a discussion 
as to which pictures have been decid- 
ed upon as being pre-eminently best, 
or in good taste. However people 
may differ in regard to the exact pic- 
tures that are best there is no dispute 
concerning the great artists. Not 
one of you ought to be content until 
you know at least one picture of each 
of the following: 

Among the Italians: — 

1. Leonardo de Vinci, who has dis- 



tinction of having painted the most 
celebrated portrait in the world. 

2. Michelangelo — the most talent- 
ed man of the Renaissance — sculp- 
tor, painter, architect, poet. 

3. Raphael — The greatest painter 
of Christian era. 

4. Titian — unsurpassed as a col- 

5. Guido Reni — known all over 
the world because of one picture. 

G. Corregio — a dramatic religious 
painter like his great master. 

Among the Spanish: — 

1. Murillo — universally beloved, 
the people's painter. 

Among the Dutch: — 

1. Rubeus, who is a link between 
painting of Italy and the North in 
his 1,300 canvases. 

2. Rembrandt — The Shakespeare 
of painting. 

3. Franz Hals — who left the world 
a gallery of dashing, daring portraits 

Among the French: — 

1. M'illet, — who in his genre pic- 
tures makes us sympathize with 
the French peasantry. 

2. Corot — well called the lyric 

Among the English: — 

1. Gainsborough — famous for land 
scapes and portraits. 

2. Reynolds — the friend of John- 
son and Goldsmith. 

3. Turner, who was discovered by 
Ruskin and is probably the greatest 
painter of marine scenes that ever 

If you can't do anything better go to 
the encyclopedia and find out some- 
thing concerning at least one picture 
of each of the named artists. Re- 
member that the time is coming and 
is not far distant when it will be as 
impossible for a cultured person not 
to know the Aurora and its artist 
as for one now not to know Hamlet 
and its author. 

Ruskin in Sesame and Lilies, which 
by the way every one of us ought to 
know intimately, asks whether we 
would knowingly prefer the company 
of stable boys to that of kings and 
queens, and then goes on to state 
that all of us can have the society 
of the real kings and queens of all 
ages through the books they have 
left us. That statement is nothing 
more or less than a plea for good 
taste. I am not going to discuss 
the advisability of reading or better 
the absolute necessity of reading. 
If you don't all believe and practice 
that already, nothing that I can say 
will change your minds. 

What I shall deal with is your 
choice in reading. When a student 
is asked if he has read certain books, 
if he answers "No" he adds, "I nev- 
er have any time." Now right here 
let us stop. M'ost of us do a great 
deal of promiscuous, desultory, use- 
less reading from year to year. The 
same time applied to something worth 
while would in a few years make us 
know some books. Notice I said 
know some books, not know about 

The application of good taste goes 
all along the line of reading. What 
daily paper do you choose, the yel- 
low journal or the clean sheet? 
Which weekly would you pick from 
the rack, the Literary Digest or some 
trashy story paper? If you had 
your choice of the monthly magazine 
would you choose Munsey's or Har- 

We now come to the choice of books 
themselves. There is probably less 
ignorance in regard to the great 
writers in the English tongue than 
our choice of books would lead one 
to think. If it were not for the 
much advertised best seller of the 
season which is always easy of ac- 
cess, many of us would read the stan- 


dard authors, but not having made 
our decision before hand we take 
what we see or is offered to us. 
Have you ever heard or said, "Well 
what shall I read? There is just 
nothing left in the library." Then 
you know all of Scott, Dickens, Ste- 

I hear some boy say, "Ah I don't 
like that kind of thing. I want 
something exciting like a detective 
story:" All right: read Edgar Allen 
Poes' Tales which are far superior to 
any detective stories modeled upon 
them; read Stevenson's Kidnapped 
and Treasure Island for excitement 
and Scott's Ivanhoe and Guy Maun- 
ering for adventure, or Dicken's nov- 
els, life and movement. 

Or maybe some one else says, "Oh 
T can't get interested in a long book, 
that is why I read nothing but short 
stories." Then why don't you learn 
to know Hawthorne's and Irving's 
inimitable short stories and the mas- 
terpiece, A Man Wthout a Country? 
And do you know the two greatest 
short stories of recent years, Kip- 
ling's Without Benefit of Clergy and 
The Brush Wood Boy? 

Do those of you who say, "Oh I 
do like psychology," ever do any in- 
vestigating in the psychological lab- 
oratories of Thacheray and George 
Eliot? How many of you have 
made the acquaintance of Colonel 
Newcome who is said to be the most 
perfect gentleman in fiction? If 
you like history, read Green's or Ma- 
caulay's Histories of England or 
Thackeray's Four Georges. No mat- 
ter in what line you are interested 
good taste will be able to direct your 

The other day I heard a girl say, 
"You are not reading poetry, are 
you?" Are you ever guilty of it? You 
are old enough to begin to know 
Longfellow and Whittier if they are 

not old friends. They'll introduce 
you to Poe, who will give you a let- 
ter of introduction to Tennyson. 
You ought to stay a long time with, 
him before you go on to Keats and 
Shelley and Wordsworth. 

Any you need not be a raid to go 
on to Browning: he is just as genail 
as the rest when you once learn to 
know him. All you have to do is 
to meet him half way. 

And now don't make the mistake 
that so many others have made. 
"Yes," say they, "I'll put that down 
as a good point. I ought to know 
good pictures and good books. I'll 
certainly give the matter attention 
when I am through school and get 
out into life." Don't be deceived, 
you'll have less time to cultivate 
good taste when you are through 
school than you have now. If you 
do not now begin to care for the 
good things in art, in literature, in 
life in general, the chances are that 
you never will. Our tastes can be 
cultivated when we are young but 
later in life they become fixed. Hap- 
py the man or woman who has 
learned in youth to enjoy the inter- 
course of kings; to him pleasure will 
mean an intellectual feast. 

Is good taste then worth while? 
Yes, for it makes us satisfied with 
nothing less than the best. 


What Makes for Success. 

Speech delivered to Commercial Graduates by W. 
R. Harnish, Ksq., of Lancaster, on June 15th, 1909. 

In a conversation with the Mayor 
of Lancastei recently, I referred to 
Elizabethtown College, and he re- 
marked, "They are doing good, ear- 
nest work at that College." 

Now, what does that signify? It 
signifies an earnest people who make 
such an institution possible. It sig- 
nifies earnest teachers, who become 
an inspiration to those whom they 



instruct. It signifies earnest stu- 
dents, who in turn reflect honor and 
credit on their teachers and institu- 

With such a combination of earn- 
est workers, the friends and support- 
ers of this institution may place their 
goal as high as they will, and they 
may attain to it. 

Success is a laudable aim for an 
institution and for an individual. 
When Gov. Foulk was District At- 
torney of St. Louis, and was making 
that great initial fight against the 
grafters and the powerful and cor- 
rupt political bosses of that city, a 
friend said to him, in the midst of 
his tedious up-hill task, when lie 
seemed to be blocked on every side, 
"Foulk, I fear you have undertaken 
the impossible. You can't suc- 
ceed." His answer was, "Give mo 
time and I will show you the pail of 

To the Class of 1909 of the Busi- 
ness Department of this College I 
would say, "You have no doubt been 
trained in the public schools, where 
you have laid the foundation of your 
education, and you have had the 
splendid advantages Of a technical 
training under the tuition of the faith 
ful and efficient teachers of this insti- 
tution. You have passed the test. 
You have graduated. The time 
has arrived when you must go out 
into the business world as individ- 
uals and fight your battles of life. 
Your employer, you will find, will 
not be so much concerned as to what 
institution you graduated from, or 
what family or community you hail 
from, but like the man from Missou- 
ri he will say, "Produce me the 'pail 
of water'." 

The question will not be what you 
have studied or in what you have 
passed an examination, but what can 
you do? But rather what can you 

accomplish? What can you pio- 

Men and women of the class of 
1909, do not deceive yourselves with 
the ilea that your education is com- 
pleted. It is true you have gradu- 
ated, out you are only celebraiing 
your commencement. The greater 
part of your education is yet to be ac- 
quired. Do not expect forthwith to 
produce the "pail of water." 

You may, and the chances are that 
you shall, experience a long dry spell 
Before you attain to position, wealth 
and influence, you may be subjected 
to many hardships and failures. Be- 
fore you can master, you must first 
serve. Beiore you can have leisure 
and the many comforts of life, you 
must first sacrifice the flesh. 

The objective end in a game of 
chess is to checkmate your opponent. 
In other words, to attack him with 
such force that no move he can make 
will prevent you from capturing his 

Your pieces are likened to an army 
and consist of pawns and common 
soldiers, knights, bishops, castles, 
a queen and a king. 

These pieces have different values 
and different movements, and the 
game is a splendid discipline to the 

It is impossible for the player, be- 
fore and during the first moves, to 
tell or know just how and where he 
may checkmate his opponent. 

If he is skillful he will keep his 
opponent's moves in mind, but will 
devote his first energies in marshall- 
ing his forces in such a manner that 
his positions shall be strong, and the 
largest number possible of his most 
powerful pieces, free and ready for 
the advance and attack. 

And so it is in the game of life. 
The business world is the chess board 
and you, my young friends, are a- 


1 1 

mong the players. Your intellectu- 
al, physical, and moral powers are 
the pieces you must move to win. 
If you are skillful and wise, you will 
obey the rules of the game, and spend 
much of your time in the next few 
years in cultivating and training 
those powers.. 

Your success in life depends al- 
most entirely upon your mental, 
moral, and physical equipment. 

You have added very materially to 
this equipment in the course of stud- 
ies you have pursued in this institu- 
tion, and, if you will meditate seri- 
ously over your physical, intellectual 
and moral condition in an effort to 
diagnose your own individual case, 
at the same time recalling the "pre- 
cept upon precept" taught you in 
your home church college, you may 
realize wherein you are strong, med- 
iocre, or deficient, and you can then 
discipline yourself accordingly. 

Time will permit me to make but 
a few suggestions. 

I shall first consider your physical 
wellbeing. Without a strong, healthy 
body you can accomplish but little, 
and the position you do attain, wili 
be robbed of much that makes life 
worth living. 

Theodore Roosevelt is a disciple of 
bodily health and strength. While 
in college he lacked strength and 
was very much broken down in 
health. Unlike many others, how- 
ever, in the same condition, he imme- 
diately set about to build up a 
healthy body. He became a cow- 
boy on the western prairies, and in 
time made his weakness his strength. 
He thus prepared himself for the 
test of endurance he was subjected 
to during two of the most strenuous 
administrations passed through by 
any president of the U. S. 

His enormous 1 capacity for work 
contributed very materially toward 

making him one of the greatest fac- 
tors for good this country, or any 
country, ever produced. 

The four corner stones for a splen- 
did superstructure of health are: — a 
plain, wholesome diet, consistent and 
regular outdoor exercise, proper 
bathing and an abundance oi fresh 
air, night and day. 

Many of the young men and wom- 
en of the country follow unconsciously 
the rules of health when home, but 
when they accept a position in a city 
or town, they just as unwittingly dis- 
obey these rules, and as a conse- 
quence suffer many ills of the flesh. 

(To be continued in next issue.) 

Missionary Program, 

On Dec. 22, the Faculty Committee on 
religious organizations called a special 
missionary meeting in Music Hall. Prof. 
Eshelman opened the meeting with a talk 
on "The World's Demand on the Christ- 
ian Student." 

This was followed by a touching reci- 
tation by Leah M. Sheafter, entitled : 
" A Legend of Service," by Henry M. 
Van Dyke. 

Miss Haas then addressed the meet- 
ing on " Our Response to the Call for 
Workers." After this Prof. Eshelman 
requested that all who expected to give 
their lives to the work of the Gospel 
should signify their willingness by stand- 
ing. Hearts were stirred and tears 
flowed as four of our students stood for 
missions. They were Emtna Miller, 
Orca Miller, William Kulp and E. F. 

Two beautiful pieces of music were 
rendered by a sextet, entitled " Go Ye 
Into All the World," and "Saved to 

Friday, March 4th, is the auniversary 
of the Dedication of our College Build- 
ings. We generally have good programs 
then. Will you be here? 




We welcome the follow rag exchanges 
to our bureau this month: — Linden Hall 
Echo, Hebron Star, College Kays, The 
Daleville Leader, The Ptiilomathean 
Monthly, College Campus, Ursinus 
Weekly, The Phrenological Journal and 
Lordsburg College Educator. 

"The Liberty of Truth," in College 
Campus is a very good article. The 
writer is no doubt a person well versed 
on the news of the day and for this we 
highly commend him. 

"The Daleville Leader" is a new addi- 
tion to our exchange list and we heartily 
welcome it as such. It is a small but in- 
teresting paper. 

"Learn that noble defeat is better than 
ignoble victory." — College Kays. 

Modern Sermons by World Scholars, (10 
vols ) 

L. D. Rose, Libraian. 

Wedding Bells. 

Reber — Hess — On Jan. 6, Mr. Frank 
L. Keber of Myerstown, Pa., and Miss 
Mary B. Hess ('05) were married at the 
home of the bride in Elizabethtown. 
The ceremony was performed by Eld. 
S. H. Hertz ler. The guests present 
were Prof, and Mrs. H. K. Ober, Dr. 
and Mrs. D. C. Keber and Mr. and Mrs. 
S. H. Hertzler. The announcement 
says, "At home after Jan. 18, Myers- 
town, Pa. 

These friends have our best wishes 
for a long and happy married life. 

Library Notes. 

During December the Library received 
books as follows : — 

• From the Library Fund — Classical Dic- 
tionary, Anthon ; Heads uf Families, 
First Census, 1700, State of Penn'a. 

From the Congressional Librarian — 
Report of the Commissioner of Educa- 
tion, (1008), (2 vols ) 

From C. H. Balsbaugh — The Wisdom 
of the Apocalypse, Mcllvaine. 

From the Missionary Reading Circle — 

News From Blue Jay. 

The following words are taken from a 
letter written by Joshua Reber to his 
brother Albert: — 

"My work is office work in general; 
such as, issuing scrip, making out bills 
of lading aud invoices, working out the 
amount of coal dug, and crediting each 
miner with the number of tons he digs 
each day, and I do all of the bookkeep- 
ing. George answers the letters and 
looks after the car supply and sees that 
the right cars are loaded when a ship- 
ment is made, as most cars have to go 
back the way they came. Since Christ- 
mas I wrote checks to the amount of 
$12,125 for expenses, part of which we 
will hand out tomorrow as pay to the 
workmen. I wrote out my own check 
but did not get it yet. We made no 
further arrangements about my salary 
than we had made last fall, but Mr. 
Lynch, the manager, evidently must 
have been pleased with my work so far 
or he would not have allowed me $25.00 
for the first half month. Besides keep- 
ing the books for the saw mill, we also 
keep them for the Lynvvin Coal Co., 
which is under the same management, 
and the mine will be put in operation 
this week; also keep accouut of mine 
No. 4. 

George aud I walked more than ten 
miles this afternoon over the most rug- 
ged mountains I ever saw. At one 
place we came to a river after descend- 
ing a steep embankment, sometimes on 
hands and feet: but when we got down, 
we could not cross, neither could we 
follow the bank because the river is very 
close to the mountain, so we had to 
climb up the mountain side again and 
take a roundabout way of several miles 
to get home. 

I hope you will have a successful 
Bible Term this year. We have church 
every four weeks in Blue Jay. Kemem- 
ber me to the fellows." 




Have yon heard the latest? It was all 
over town in a short time, — snow and 

The Bible term is being well attended, 
and much interest is shown in the var- 
ious periods of the work. 

Edna Grace Heefner of Waynesboro, a 
little girl just tive years old, spent the 
first week after the holidays with her 
cousin Mrs tt. E. Eshleman. 

Miss Edna Loose of Palmyra, Pa., is 
visiting Miss Mary E. Markley. 
' What was ouce the office in Memorial 
Hall is now Prof. Warn pier's voice 

Mr. Glasmire is again conducting a 
singing class at Lawn, on Friday even- 
ing of each week. 

Mr. A. P. Geib a student in both the 
Music and Bible departments, teaches 
a singing class at Hossler's school house, 
in Rapho township every Friday even- 
ing and Saturday evening at Chickies 
Hill school house. 

Dr. Mentzer of Epbrata, made a short, 
call on his son, Irvin Mentzer, Thursday 
January 13. 

Mr. Glasmire was called home sudden- 
ly on January 13, on account of the 
death of his mother's sister. 

Prof. E. E. Eshleman was re-elected 
teacher of the Missionary Reading Cir- 
cle for the winter term. The book we 
are now studying is entitled: "Social 
Evils of the Non-Christian World," by 
Rev. James S. Dennis, D.D. 

Most of our students and teachers 
spent their Christmas vacation with 
loved ones at home. 

Mary Bittner and her mother have 
moved from Elizabethtown to Johns- 
town where Howard is employed. 

Our matron, Mrs. Augustus Reber, 
spent Christmas with her relatives in 
Berks Co. Blanche V. Rowe. 

Religious Appointments. 

Regular Preaching Services: — 

Dec. 19 — Sermon by E. E. Eshle- 
man. Text, Acts 2:18 — "And the 
young men shall see visions." 

Dec. 26 — Christmas vacation, hence 
no services. 

Jan. 2 — No services for reason stat- 
ed above. 

Jan. 9 — Sermon bv C. W. Guthrie. 
Text, Eph. 2:5 — "By grace ye are 
saved, etc." 

Jan. 16 — Sermon by Eld. Jesse Zieg- 
ler. Text, John 8:32,33— "Ye 
shall know the truth and the 
truth shall make you free." 
Christian Workers' Meeting: — 

These meetings are held alternately 
in town and at the College every 
Sunday at 6:15 p. m. 
Mid- Week Prayer meeting: — 

Dec. 15— A. P. Geib. 

Dec. 22 — Students' Missionary 
Meeting instead. (See report on 
another page.) 

Dec. 29 — Vacation. 

Jan. 5 — Led by Orca Miller. 

Jan. 12— W. K Gish. 

Jan. 19 — No meeting because of Bi- 
ble Term. 
Teacher Training Class: — 

Teacher, L. Margaret Haas, — Meets 
every Saturday at 11:09 a. m. 
Missionary Reading Circle: — 

Teacher, Earl E. Eshleman, — Meets 
every Saturday at 6:30 p. m. 

Hirsh & Bro. 

Centre Square, Next to City Hall 

Sole Agents for the Famous 
Michaels-Stern Ready-to- 
Wear Suits and Overcoats, 
Men's Furnishings and Tail- 
oring. Plain Clothing a 
Specialty. Strictly One Price 
to AIL 


Birthplace of Dudley Murray 

Basket Ball 



Good Taste 

In Winter 


Library Notes 


Missionary Program 

News From Blue Jay - 

Religious Appointments - 

School News 

Spring Term 

Wedding Bells 

What Makes for Success 







HORSTS' Dining ! . Use Electric 

Oysters in every 
style Ice cream j 
Soda Water, Pure 
and quick; also full 
line of confections. 
In th^ same build- 
ing as the trolley 





No danger, Clean and Convenient 

Electric Motors for all uses. 
Electric Washers 


Sewing Machine 

Motors and 

Vacuum Cleaners 

For information call or phone at 
the office. 




Vol. VII 


No. 6 





Editor-in-Lhief L. MARGARET HAAS, 



Alumni AMOS P GEIB, 


M. A. GOOD, 

Managing Editor 


Business Manager 

Our Collegr Times is published monthly, except in August and September. Subscription price (ten 
numbers) 50 cents Single numbers, 5 cents. 

Entered as Second-Class Matter April 19, 1909, at Elizabeth town Post Office, 


Mistress March. 

. . By Hilton R. Greer. 

You're a crabbed crone and crusty, 

Mistress March! 
Vibrant is your voice and gusty, 
As you sweep down highways dusty 
Swaying with abandon lusty 

Brittle boughs of oak and larch; 
Yet we hail you herald trusty, 

M'istress March! 
For, despite your storm and sting- 

Mistress March! 

Hints you bear of buds upspringing. 

Silver sounds of wild birds singing, 

Flash of swallows, fleetly winging, 

Where the blue skies overarch. 

Where the blue skies overarch. 

Bless you for your message-bringing, 

Mistress March! 

Lippincott's Magazine. 

They will please accept our sincere 
thanks tor their services. 

It is with regret that we note the 
death of Mrs. Hannah Hottel, moth- 
er of Eld; Benjamin Hottel, of Pas- 
ser, Bucks Co., Pa., which occurred on 
Jan. 23rd. Eld. Hottel has been a 
Trustee of the College for a number 
of years. We extend to him our 
heartfelt sympathies. 

The Bible Term News as found in 
this issue will no doubt be very inter- 
esting to many of our readers. We ap- 
preciate very much the noble efforts 
of our friends whose willing spirit to 
report what they saw and heard have 
made it possible for us to give so 
much rich material to our readers. 

Members of our Alumni Associ- 
ation will be glad to learn of the suc- 
cess of Miss Elizabeth Zortman ('0 5 
and '06.) She is at present em- 
ployed as Head Nurse at the Jewish 
Home for Children, located at 42 S 
Bainbridge St., Philadelphia. She 
has a comfortable room in the build- 
ing and takes her meals with the 
Supt., Asst. Supt., and M'atron of the 
School. Her hours are from 6.30 
A. M. to 7:00 P. M., with an hour's 
rest each day. She is free from 
duties on Sundays and each evening 
of the week. This home accommo- 
dates from 115 to 130 children, 
ranking in age from six months to 
twelve years. Miss Zortman has 
two nurse maids as her assistants. 



Our Spring term opens Monday, 
March 28th. All those expecting to 
enter College then, should engage a 
room soon. Address all communi- 
cations to Dr. D. C. Reber, Acting 
President. Read the "Spring Term 
Announcement" as found in the Feb- 
ruary issue of Our College Times. 

The next event of public interest 
to be held at the College will be the 
anniversary of the dedication of our 
College Buildings on March 4th. 
The committee appointed to arrange 
a programme for this occasion will 
take pains to provide something good. 
All are cordially invited to attend. 

Among the distinguished visitors 
who were entertained at the College 
recently were Pres. J. E. Miller of 
Mt. Morris College, Illinois, and Dr. 
E. C Bixler of Westminster, Md, 
Prof. Bixler has lately been elected 
president of North Manchester Col- 
lege in Indiana. He taught Greek, 
Latin and Bible branches at our Col- 
lege for a few years, hence we are 
especially interested, and wish him 
much success in his new field of la- 

Perhaps the strongest expression 
that F'res. Miller made in his address 
to the students was, — "We need men 
and women who are willing to put 
their life-blood into their work." 

On account of there being so much 
Bible Term work reported, the Harnish 
address is crowded out. We hope to 
continue it in a later issue. 

Sleigh Ride 

The teachers and students of the 
B'lble Department took advanthge 
of the recent snow fall, procured a 
bob sled and two horses and set off 
to visit schools. Only two could be 
visited in the time at their disposal, 

they being the schools of Miss Emma 
George and Mr. Charles Becker, both 
in Rapho township. They were 
well pleased with the work they ob- 
served The social hour at the home 
of Miss Maggie Shelly of Masterson- 
ville, and the call at Dr. Becker's 
added to the pleasure of the trip. 
As it was St. Valentine's Day, Mr. 
A. P. Geib very obligingly let the 
ladies look at his heart through Dr. 
Becker's X-ray apparatus. The last 
visit on the outward trip was at the 
home of Mr. Geib. Father and 
mother Geib opened wide their doors 
and the young people took possess- 
ion. After some time spent in a 
social way, Prof. Eshleman gave a 
short talk basing his remarks partly 
on the hymn that had just been sung. 
"Lead Kindly Light," The home- 
ward trip was made in safety. As 
the College buildings loomed in sight 
some one wondere 1 what he would 
be able to say in "Sigh-Cology" the 
next day, having missed the evening 
study period, but all lelt refreshed 
from this little dash into the great 
big snowy out-of-doors. L. M. H. 

Library Notes 

During January the following 
books were added to the College Li- 
brary: From Hon. W. W. Griest, 
Document catalogue to Government 
Publications, (9 volumes.) 

From the Congressional Librari- 
an, Report of the Commissioner of 
Education, 1909, Vol. I. From C. 
Henry Smith, The Mennonites of 
America, Smith. 

From the Library Fund, Cassel's 
New French Dictionary Boielle; His- 
tory of German Literature, Thomas: 
History of German Literature. 
Scherer, (2 vols.); Year Book N. E. 
A., 1909; Report and Address, N. E. 
A., 1909. 

L. D. ROSE, Librarian 



Our Tenth Annual Bible Term 
closed on Friday, Jan. 2 8th. Eter- 
nity alone will reveal the results of 
the excellent instruction given by 
the different teachers, especially by 
Bro. G. M. Lauver of Chicago. The 
atten ance and interest were good 
throughout the term. We hope that 
the impulses awakened in the hearts 
of those in attendance will vibrate 
in ever widening circles of influence 
until they reach beyond the skies. 
The series of doctrinal sermons de- 
livered by Bro. Lauver, evening alter 
evening, were feasts to the soul of 
the Christian. Condensed reports 
of these sermons are given below. 

Service of Feet-Washing. 

Jan. 17 — Bro. Lauver gave his 
first doctrinal sermon on Monday 
evening, Jan .17. He had us read 
from John 13:1 to 7, and as we read 
he drew from these passages soul- 
thrilling lessons indeed. He said, 
"This service of feet-washing is not 
a trivial matter. When we read 
John 13:1 we find that Jesus knew 
that in a short time he would be be- 
tiayed, tried, condemned to death, 
crucified. Would Ave think of trivi- 
al things just at the time when we 
knew that the hour had come for us 
to depart out of this world? Jesus' 
heart and breast throbbed with deep- 
est feelings. He also loved, with 
fervent love, His own unto the end. 
And so as a service of love, Jesus 
laid aside his garment, his robe which 
in Oriental countries signifies Lord- 
ship and power, and girded himself 
with a towel. A girdle is a sign of 
servant-ship. So Jesus became u 
servant. And do you blame Peter 
for raising the question, "Dost thou 
wash my feet?" A wonderful thing! 

The .M'aster of sea, earth and sky 
stooping to wash a sinner's feet! 
The purpose of this washing was to 
make them whole — to make them 
clean of all sin that had been com- 
mitted since their baptism, and to 
prepare them for the holy ordinances 
which were to follow. The effect 
of the cleansing depends of course 
on the condition of the heart. The 
same water and energy that cleansed 
the others did not make Judas clean 
(verse 11.) This proves that the 
service of feet-washing is for spirit- 
ual cleansing, and not for the pur- 
pose of removing filth from the body. 
The dirt would have been washed 
from Judas' feet, as well as from the 
rest, yet Jesus said, "Ye are not all 
clean." These cleansings, engaged 
in time after time, bring us through 
our lives to the end with a clean, 
spotless record, everywhit clean as 
when we were baptized." E. M. 

Bread of the Communion. 

Jan. 18 — The texts used for this 
sermon were Luke 22:19, I Cor. 11: 
23, 24. When we eat the bread of 
the communion we pledge ourselves 
to be Jesus' body. We say that He 
is in us and that we will do what he 
wants us to do. The church here 
upon earth is Christ's body, and 
each member of the church is i 
member of the body of Christ. 
Christ is the head of the church and 
we are members one of another. 
Rom. 12:5, I Cor. 10: 1G, 17, I Cor. 
12:12 to 31. 

We shall eat the bread of the com- 
munion in remembrance of Christ 
remembering the work which he 
would have each member of th > 
church (his body) help to accom- 
plish in this world, namely the sav- 
ing of all people. E. M. 


Cup of Communion. 

Jan. 19 — As texts for this subject 
Brother Lauver selected Matt. 26- 
29. Mark 14-23, Luke 22-20:17-18, 
1 Cor. 11-25, 29:30, I Cor. 10-17. 
A few of the leading thoughts were 
as follows: — The cup is my blood 
of the covenant. The cup is the 
new covenant of the blood. Some 
covenants or agreements are made 
in ink, some are made in words with 
ear-witnesses; some are made with 
blood. The Arab of the desert seals 
his friendship with a covenant by 
hlood. At the meeting of en- 

tire strangers both prick a vein and 
cause the blood to trickle into a glass 
of water, cah drinking from the 
giass containing the blood of the 
other. Prom that time fidelity is 
never found lacking. They bind 
themselves in this way for mutual 
protection. And when we take the 
cup of communion, we bind our- 
selves with Go.i, agreeing to do the 
work o c Christ in the world. Shou'd 
it mean more to the lawless Arab on 
the desert than to Christ's people? 
Certainly it means more to the man 
with a conscience than to a savage, 
at least it should mean more to the 
Christian than to the savage on the 
desert. The cup is a participation 
of the blood of Christ. The drink- 
ing if it is the covenant in blood. 
Just as often as we take the cup and 
put it to our lips we are making a 
covenant with him. It is solemn, 
earnest, and funding to us just as of 
old, and is handed down as a perpet- 
ual heritage. God Avill keep Irs 
part of the covenant and we should 
keep ours. He wants us to stand 
just as firmly as he wanted the di- 
sciples to do in times past. 

We are advertising ourselves as 
the product of his death. If his 
death has been a failure in us, God 
help that we drink that cup worthi- 

ly. Just in the measure in which 
He has a body (the church) today, 
He is working mightily, working 
miracles greater than any ever done. 
But sad to say some members of his 
body (the church) become paralyzed 
and ossified. How he is yearning 
alter the amputated limbs. We 
cannot live without Him and He can- 
not carry out His plans without us. 
Let's let Him have our service when- 
ever He needs it, and not be dragged 
along on crutches. We should be 
ashamed of the part we have had in 
crippling Him (the church.) 

Oh, the joy that he has counted 
as worthy to let us have His blood 
course in our veins! What is our 
hope? The hope of the glory of 
Go!; the hope of being fellow-work- 
ers with Him; the hope of bearing 
the cross of redemption; Yea, the 
hope of being saved and standing 
at the right hand of God and in the 
presence' of the throng over there. 
"If we suffer with Him, we shall be 
glorified with Him; but if we deny 
Him, He will also deny us." 


The Lord's Supper. 

Jan. 2 — For this subject Bro.. 
Lauver took his text from Matt. 26: 
17-19. He said the time when Christ 
ate his supper with His disciples was 
the first day of the Feast of Unleav- 
ened bread, vs. 17. M'ark 14:12. 
The day on which the Passover must 
be sacrificed. Luke 22:7. In the 
Preparation of the Passover Jno. 19: 
14. He was on the cross Jno. 19: 
31. It was on the day of the Pass- 
over at the going down of the sun. 
In the evening He ate. The place 
where this supper called the Pass- 
over was eaten, is given in vs. 17, 18. 
Mark 14: 12, 13. Luke 22:9, 10. 
The preparation for this supper is 
discussed in vs. 19, Mark 14:16. 


Luke 22:13. The Participation is 
recorded in vs. 20, Mark 14:17. 
Luke 22:14. 

In Matthew, Mark and Luke, the 
last meal that Jesus ate with His 
rM^iples is termed the Passover. In 
John it is called the Lord's Supper, 
'j. he teaching of the scripture is that 
a meal was eaten before the commun- 
ion was participated in. The Lord's 
Supper as practiced by the early 
church is called by Jude Love-feast. 
Jude 1:12. In 2 Pet. 2:13 it is 
called a feast of charity and describes 
the hypocrits in their midst. If a 
man feasts with you seemingly for a 
religious purpose he meets the de- 
scription. In Paul's day Christians 
feasted together (In the Church) 
and called it the "Lord's Supper." 
There were divisions, I Cor. 11:17. 
In vs. 2 the church had to be in ac- 
cordance with the pledge which they 
took later in the blood and body. 
Paul said, "These factions and divi- 
sions have made it impossible for 
them to eat the Lord's Supper, for 
they despised His church and put to 
shame His Brethren. Christ never 
gave anything of His but for a bless- 
ing and to those who use it otherwise 
it becomes a curse. 

In Luke 22:10 Christ ate it with 
His desciples, but will not anymore 
until the Kingdom of Heaven comes. 
In Matt. 5:18. not one jot or tittle 
shall pass until all be fulfilled. 
We should continue the prac- 
tise or Matt. 5:19 would con- 
demn us. In 1 Cor. 11:33, the church 
es kept it up and the only fitting way 
to eat it is in union. We should 
be sincere and have love for one an- 
other when we partake of it. 

The Lord's Supper, called so by 
the disciples, meant a bond of union, 
a protection to them. It is to bind 
us together as a family and at times 
celebrate this union, until we are re- 

united with the great family of God 
in the future. 

According to Luke 22:16, we shall 
keep it up until it is fulfilled. 


The Lovet'east as a Whole. 

Jan. 21 — The texts used for this 
sermon were Luke 22:16, Matt. 5: 
18. Our lovefeast services com- 
prise four important and soul-inspir- 
ing ordinances. And just in pro- 
portion as we realize the significance 
of these ordinances, so will we re- 
ceive blessing and strength from the 
observance of them. 

First we have the ordinance of 
Feet-washing. In this we find a 
cleansing from sin. Through re- 
pentance we are cleansed, by the ob- 
serving of this ordinance, of sins 
committed after baptism. The ordi- 
nance is a pledge of service to Christ, 
and when we have thus pledged our 
service to Him, we have greater con- 
fidence in Him than ever before. 

Then comes the Supper, the family 
reunion of God's children, with all 
the meaning of a reunion, both Ori- 
ental and modern. It is typical of 
the heavenly home-coming. While 
Christ was eating the last supper 
with His desciples, He constantly felt 
the sting of the thought that "He 
that hath eaten bread with me hath 
lifted up his heel against me." How 
bitter the thought! But we, being 
brethren of Christ, pledge ourselves 
in this supper to remain faithful to 
Him, and not to turn against Him. 
The eating of this supper shows a 
still greater desire to pledge Him, 
our service and to meet Him at the 
last supper, at home in heaven. 

Last, but most important of all, 
we have the communion, the Bread 
and the Cup. In eating the bread 
we pledge ourselves to be His body: 
He our Head, we members one of 


another. And since we are Christ's 
body we are expected to do His work, 
the work which he came to the earth 
to have accomplished. He has left 
us to complete that work. 

In the cup we find the covenant in 
blood, signifying that His blood 
is ours, and that all our blood is Hit; 
to the end of the world. The cove- 
nant is made to express our faithful- 
ness to Him. If we take the cup in 
this spirit, Christ's cause will advance 

We see in the communion Christ's 
great anxiety lest his people should 
forget what he wanted them to do. 
In that last night when the cross 
stood before Him with its awful ag- 
ony, He stopped long enough to give 
them something which should re- 
mind them constantly of what He 
wanted done. Hence we should 

continue to observe it. 

Some say the Supper is not neces- 
sary, but, should the Supper be omit- 
ted there would be a gap in the ser- 
vice. If it were net for the thought 
of the reward at the end of the jour- 
ney, the great home-gathering of the 
redeemed, we would not think of giv- 
ing Him our blood to use in His ser- 
vice. The Supper should be ob- 
served to remind us of this in order 
to make the service complete. 


The Prayer Veil. 

Jan. 2 2, — This sermon was based 
on I Cor. 11:1-16. "But I would 
have you know, that the head of ev- 
ery man is Christ, and the head of 
the woman is the man, and the head 
of Christ is God." When Christ 
was here in this world He did the will 
of His Father. He obeyed His head. 
Our hand does just what the head 
commands. This same relation ex- 
ists between Christ and man, and 
man and woman. 

"But every woman that prayeth 
or prophesieth with her head un- 
covered dishonoreth her head: for 
that is even all one as if she were 
shaven." What does she symbolize'' 
She symbolizes that her head is mau 
and not Christ. She has a head be- 
tween her and Christ, and when she 
dishonors her head, who is man, she 
dishonors God who made him her 
head. She has ignored his head- 
ship. Whose authority has she ig- 
nored? She has disregarded God's 
decree. She has dishonored not on- 
ly her head but Him who made him 
her head. She is ignoring and dis- 
honoring God's authority. 

"For if the woman is not veiled, 
let her also be shaven; but if it be 
a shame for a woman to be shorn and 
shaven, let her be veiled." Among 
all races it is beneath the dignity of 
a woman to be shorn. Among the 
American Indians it was the custom 
to shave the woman's head when 
her warrior fell in battle and she be- 
came a public charge, thus disgracing 
her before the eyes of her people. 
We all have an instinctive feeling 
that it is beneath a woman's dignity 
to be shorn of her hair which is a 
glory to her. Now Paul says, if a 
woman is not veiled, let her also be 
shorn. Let us see if it is her hair. 
If the covering is her hair, and she 
does not have the covering on, how 
could she also be shorn? It would 
be absolutely impossible. 

"For a man ought not to have his 
head veiled, forasmuch as he is the 
image and glory of God; but the wo- 
man is the glory of the man. For 
the man is not of the woman, but 
the woman of the man. Neith- 
er was the man created for the wom- 
an, but the woman for the man. 
For this cause ought the woman to 
have power on her head because of 
the angels." She ought to have this 


to remind herself and to remind oth- 
eis that she submits to God's decree. 
'Judge in yourselves, is it comely 
that a woman pray unto God un- 
veiled? Doth not even nature itself 
teach you, that, if a man have long 
lair, it is a shame unto him? But 
i! a woman have long hair, it is a 
glory to her; for her hair is given 
her for a covering." In Greek 
we find these two words peri-bolaiou, 
meaning a cloak, an I halypto mean- 
ing a veil. So in the original we 
see two different things are meant, 
the hair and an additional covering 
or veil. 

Some persons say this epistle was 
written only to the Corinthian church; 
but turning back to the first chapter 
we find it is addressed "to all that in 
every place call upon the name of 
Jesus Christ our Lord." So it is 
addressed to Christ's church, and 
should be observed by it. 

L. G. F. 

Christian Adornment. 

Jan. 2 3 — The text was taken from 
I Peter 3:3. Paul, the great mes- 
senger of God gave us in Rom. 12:2 
the command that we should be 
transformed by the renewing of our 
minds. The modest apparel men- 
tioned in I Tim. 2:8 means some- 
thing in modest taste. The beauty 
which God wants to represent His 
ideals and tastes is the meek and 
quiet spirit. Shame fastness found 
in the same reference means a blush 
of shame, or genuine modesty. With- 
out this beauty a character cannot 
shine forth. Sobriety means a good 
sound mind, or common sense. 
There is no true beauty without a 
sound mind. God puts a premium 
upon it and demands it. These are 
the ornaments that complete the 
beauty of Christian character. Bro. 
Lauver said, "When I think of true 

beauty of mind, I think of mother 
who was ready to do all, and who 
gave up all. It was she that was 
beautiful with the beauty of God's 
choice. If she were adorned with 
jewels and costly apparel all the 
meek and quiet spirit would be gone. 
In the putting on of these unnecess- 
ary things we show man's art as try- 
ing to improve God's art. On account 
of these things the beauty which the 
angels admire is often hidden. Too 
many people see only the outward 
wrappings, and do not see the real 
beauty of the soul, which is an ad- 
vertisement of God's heavenly glory. 
He then asked this question, "Would 
anybody do it if everybody were 
blind?" He reminded us, too, of the 
fact that all organizations have badg- 
es, and that we as Christians ought 
to wear a badge that would make 
people think Christianity worth while 
and that we should be careful that 
the badge of our religion is not fash- 
ioned according to this world. 

Dr. Talmage once said, "I can tell 
a genuine Christian woman the min- 
ute she enters the church door simply 
by her dress." Dr. Dio Lewis says 
that woman will shed her finery as 
soon as she is fully interested in the 
Lord's work. While most of these 
suggestions seem to relate to wom- 
an's apparel, yet at the close he made 
an appeal to the men to stand with 
the women in modest apparel before 
God and their fellow men. 


The Anointing. 

Jan. 24 — To know what James 
5:13-18 means we must know what 
the verses preceding and following 
mean. For this reason I would like 
to have taught you the whole chapter. 

In these three verses (Jas. 5:13- 
18) we have three classes. They 
are, — those who are suffering, those 



who are cheerful, and those who are 
sick. He has directed all three 
classes to the great Master or con- 

In James 1:19 we read, "Where- 
fore my beloved brethren, let every 
man be swift to hear, slow to speak, 
slow to wrath." This means that 
we shall let God rule our lives and 
that we must not let self come up. 
And only when we obey God's com- 
mandments is God ruling our lives. 
He says, "Let the cheerful sing prais- 
es, and let the sick ask to be raised 

Tn James 5:15 does the apostle 
mean that we should call for the eld- 
ers of the church if we have not 
committed sin? Some have com- 
mitted sin and some have not. 
Those who have sinned are saved, 
raised up, and forgiven. Those who 
have not sinned need prayer and 
anointing to raise them up from 

In James 5:10 the apostle makes 
clear to us that before we can get 
anything out of this service we must 
make a clean breast of everything. 
We must confess our sins in order 
to be helped. He gives this anoint- 
ing to those who have sinned in order 
to get them to enthrone Him. And 
God cannot afford to have His work- 
ers held down by sickness so He in- 
stituted this to get and keep them 
well. Why ddes not God come 
around and offer to raise people up 
whether or not they enthrone Him? 
There are too many enemies to God's 
cause. God could not afford to keep 
well and strong those who are His 
enemies. If prayer is made and not 
con f ession God's cause is defeated. 

The apostle also says that the 
prayer must be the prayer of faith. 
We have a good example in the 
Jas. 5:17 of the prayer of faith. 
Here Elias prayed that it might not 

rain and it did not rain for three and 
a half years. He prayed that it 
might rain and again his prayer was 

In James 5:19-20 we read, "Breth- 
ren, it any of you do err from the 
truth, and one convert him, let him 
know, that he which converteth the 
sinner from the error of his way 
shall save a soul from death, and 
shall hide a multitude of sins."' This 
is the whole argument of the 
book of James. And God is not 
willing to have sick one of these 
faithful ones, of whom he speaks in 
these two verses (James 5:19-20). 
He wants everyone strong and does 
not want any of his workers crippled 
by pain and held back by the disa- 
bilities of sickness. This is your 
privilege, if you will come and take 
this promise. The conditions are, 
confession, anointing, and the pray- 
er of faith by the elder of the church. 
Only on these conditions does the 
afflicted one have the promise. If 
the sick one does not confess his sins, 
and ask God to raise him up when he 
is anointed, no amount of prayer will 
heal him. Sometimes the elder is 
not up to conditions. In this case 
the sick one is not healed because 
of another's fault. 

When shall we call for the anoint- 
ing? Should we go for a doctor first? 
No, we should first appeal to God. 

Too many people imagine that God 
by the anointing merely wants to 
save their souls. Is it because 

people do not know that God prizes 
their service? 



Jan. 25 — Marvellous importance 
has been attached to verses 15 and 
17 of Matt. 18, but we should study 
the whole chapter to get the setting 
of this portion. Each one wanted 


to be greatest, v. 1. Jesus takes a 
little child, puts him iu the midst 
of a circle of strangers, (no doubt 
to him.) takes him away perhaps 
jrorn father, mother or playmates. 
How would a little child act? The 
little lip would quiver, there would 
I.c a tear in the eye, and he would 
look around tor escape. Did the 
little chili want the place of promin- 
ence? No, that's what he wanted 
to get rid of. He wanted to be nat- 
ural and free. 

■Feeling as these disciples do, are 
they going to do everything to pro- 
mote the interest of their brother, 
or will they rather hinder the pro- 
gress of the others? The person 
who puts a stumbling block in one 
of these little ones' way had better 
been drowned. These men have 
rome together in a mood to cause 
their brethren to stumble.. Do not 
let even your eye or your foot or any- 
thing cause to stumble. Don't 
stumble over every little thing. 
There would be fewer people going 
to eternal death if they would allow 
not even their eye nor their hand to 
cause them to stumble. One who 
lets every little thing cause him to 
stumble is not a Christian and can 
never enter the Kingdom. 

When John and James wanted the 
positions of honor, they weren't car- 
ing a rap whether Peter and the rest 
would get a position of honor. They 
were not concerned about their fel- 

Now let us see what we have. 

(1) To cause another to stumble 
is worse than to have been drowned. 

(2) Don't let anything cause you 
to stumble, for it puts the one who 
caused you to stumble in the "better- 
be-drowned" class. 

(3) Look out for the interests 
of others. 

Causing another to stumble, per- 

haps never to rise again is robbing 
God of His own, of what t He is not 
willing to lose — a soul, for it is not 
His will that any should perish. If 
one has sinned against you, he has 
done his share of robbing God of 
your soul. If you are aware of your 
danger, you may recover yourself, 
but where is he? Does he know 
where he stands, that it were better 
if he were drowned? It is very 
likely he doesn't know it. You are 
not hurt much but he is wounded, 
his very life blood is oozing away. 

You know your condition but he 
doesn't know his, doesn't know that 
he is in the class that were better 

Do not the majority of us go after 
satisfaction for ourselves when we 
go to our brother who has sinned 
against us? We must go to him 
for his good, to save him from tho 
class he is in. We must go to him 
and unloose Satan's bond. If 
you don't that soul may be lost, and 
God will have lost one of those little 
ones whom He is not willing to see 

If he will not hear thee, shall you 
let him go lost? Never. Take 
one or two with you. That soul 
must not be lost. Tell it to the 
church, etc. Never once does Christ 
say you shall go to him for your own 

Peter one time asked, "How often 
shall I forgive my brother if he sin 
against me, seven times?" What 
does the Master desire one of these 
little ones to be lost at the eighth 
time? No. Study the parable of 
the two debators, Luke 7:41-43. 

This lesson in Matt. 18 is intended 
to bring back that which the Lord 
is not willing to lose, but many use 
it for their own satisfaction. This 
was intended to keep the personal 
difficulties out of the church, but 

I 2 


instead it has been used as a bomb 

thrown into the church to destroy it. 


The Purpose <>i' Baptism. 

Jan. 2G — Baptism is the cere- 
mony that shows that we have turned 
from darkness into light. It is the 
breaking of the chains that bound 
us to sin. John, the Baptist, came 
from the wilderness preaching the 
baptism of repentance for the remiss- 
ion of sins Mark 1:4. 

Repentance means giving up the 
old path of sin and walking in the 
footsteps of the Savior. lit means 
putting ourselves in the hand of God 
to do with us as he wills. 

Has baptism accomplished its pur- 
pose in our lives? Go 1 loves the 
one who commits himself to Him. 
Are our sins forgiven after baptism? 
Or are they not? That depends on 
whether it was the baptism of re- 
pentance or not. Marks 1:5 says: 
"And they were all baptised of John 
in Jordan confessing their sins." 

In Acts 22: 1G we read that Anani- 
as said to Saul, "Arise and be bap- 
tised and wash away thy sins." 
God demands that we step over the 
boundry line between darkness and 
light. Baptism is the stepping a- 
cross the boundry line and through 
it our sins are purged away. 

We must be baptised in order to 
receive the Holy Ghost. God isn't 
satisfied with the forgiveness of sins, 
but He wants us to have the Holy 
Ghost to guide us that He may have 
a held on us. Have you been walk- 
ing in the paths of God's choice since 
your baptism? 

Baptism is a pledge that the old 
man shall not live in us anymore. 
Baptism means a dying to sin. Bap- 
tism is the beginning of a new life. 
Rom. G:3, 4. Is the old man buried 
by us? Have old ambitions and old 

ideals been crushed under our feet? 
Just as Jesus went down into the 
grave and put off the old body, and 
rose with a new spiritual body, so 
according to Col. 2:12 we walk into 
the stream of baptism, bury our old 
desires and ambitions, and come 
forth a new man willing to walk in 
the light as Jesus is in the light. 

Baptism puts us into Jesus Christ. 
Rom. C:3. It means that we are 
henceforth going to go where Jesus 
goes. There isn't a drop of my 
blood that doesn't go where I go. 
There isn't a soul in Jesus Christ that 
doesn't go where He goes. Baptism 
is a solemn ordinance, and no one 
shall walk in the light beyond, unless 
he walks in the light (Jesus) here. 

The Lord's l*rayer 

Jan. 2 7 — Bro. Lauver took his text 
from Rom. 8:2G, and Matt. 6:9-15. 
God studies the needs of his children 
and gives to them before they ask 
him. But he cannot supply them 
unless the spirit makes intercession. 

We should not pray as the hypo- 
crits, for they pray to be seen of men. 
We should be honest with God, for 
he knows what is in our hearts. 
There should be meaning in the 
words we use in prayer, for words 
mean nothing unless they come from 
the heart. 

The first v three requests of the 
Lord's Prayer, — -Hallowed be thy 
name, Thy kingdom come, and Thy 
will be done, are for God's interests. 
The last four. — Gives us this day our 
daily bread, Forgive us our debts, 
Lead us not into temptation, and 
Deliver us from evil, are for our in- 
terests. And the close is a recogni- 
tion of His divine power and author- 

We naturally put our interests 



first but Christ put The Father's first. 
We would be as selfish as the dumb 
brutes ii it were not for the influence 
of God over us. 

We ask lor the most important 
thing first, and the most important 
thing in our lives should be to glori- 
fy God's name. 

If we say Thy will be done and do 
not do it we're guilty of sacrilege. 
We should say thy will be done, and 
do ail in our power to have it done. It 
is God's spirit in us that causes us to 
say Thy will be done. 

We want our sins forgiven before 
the Judgment. 

Christians are willing to be led by 
God and they want him to lead them 
aright. Some are not willing to be 
led and they fall into sore tempta- 

God will not refuse one who vol- 
unteers. God cannot afford to re- 
fuse his children food. God can- 
not afford to refuse forgiveness to his 
servants. After feeding and forgiv- 
ing us, God will lead us if we are 
willing to be lead. 

We are led in prayer too much by 
our own desires, and not by the 

God is waiting to do thousands 
of things for us when we are will- 
ing to have them done. 


Sunday School Meeting 

The Sunday School Meeting of the 
Bible Term was held in the College 
Chapel, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 23rd, 
1910. Elder John Herr of Myers- 
town, Pa., acted as Moderator and 
conducted the devotional exercises. 

The first topic, "The duties of Par- 
ent, Child and Teacher to the Sunday 
School", was discussed by J. W. 
Myer of Lancaster, , Pa. He said: 
"Parents should not send the chil- 

dren, but take them, The parents 
should perform their duty. The 
child and teacher will do theirs. 
The parents' duties are: Meet their 
obligations, speak kindly of Sunday 
School in presence of the children, 
help prepare the lesson and instill 
right principles. The child should 
be the field worker to gather other 
children in the Sunday School. The 
teacher should be interested in the 
work. Don't neglect the assemb- 
ling of yourselves together as the 
manner of some is. Study the 

lesson. Be faithful and loyal." 

General Discussion. — No boy or 
girl too young to be in touch with 
the Sunday School. Have a Cradle 
Roil and Home Department. Teach- 
er and Superintendent should work 
in harmony. 

Second Topic, "What can the 
Sunday School Teacher do for Self 
Improvement?" was discussed by 
Harry Zeigler of Royersford, Pa. 
He said, "We can be mirrors in re- 
flecting the Son of Righteousness. 
We shall not come before the class 
without much preparation and with- 
out much earnest prayer and with- 
out close, careful study of the Master 
Teacher, how he studied and taught. 

Some of the points presented in 
the General Discussion were, At- 
tend the teachers' meetings. The 
teacher should come to the Bible 
Term to properly qualify himself for 
his work. The teacher should not 
forget the Teacher Training Class. 
Every teacher should have a book 
treating on Teacher Training. 

Third Topic. — "What System of 
Promotion of Classes Brings the 
Best Results?" Mazie Martin sub- 
stituted for Emory Trimmer who 
could not be present. She said, 
"Promotion might be made on New 
Year's day. Proper distributing of 
children in classes where they belong 



should be encouraged. Graded 

system of lessons should be used. 
Examinations held occasionally 
would increase study and interest. 

General Discussion. — A class as a 
whole should be promoted. A teach- 
er should begin in the primary de- 
partment and take them through till 
they are men and women. This is 
ideal teaching. The best teachers 
should be in the primary department. 

Fourth Topic — "How can the Sun- 
day School Observe the Christmas 
Occasion in the Most Beneficial Man- 
ner?" G. W. Henry substituted for 
George Weaver who was not present. 
Whatever we do let it be sacred. 
Special services rhould be held ap- 
propriate to the occasion and special 
hymns on the birth of Christ sung. 
Beneficial to give presents to pupils. 

General Discussion — Get some one 
qualified to give the story of the birth 
of Christ and what it meant to the 
world. Since this is the time lor 
giving, have a definite object before 
the class and let them give for a cer- 
tain purpose, especially the larger 
pupils. An interesting Round Table 
was conducted by the Moderator. 
A number of subjects were discussed. 
This meeting! was largely attended 
and proved to be very interesting. 


Lesson on the Holy Spirit 

(9:20 Period.) 

The instruction on "The Holy 
Spirit," by Bro. G. M. Lauver, was 
veiy inspiring and helpful, tracing 
the work of the Spirit from the Crea- 
tion down to the present age. 
Would that all might be given as it 
came from the lips of our worthy in- 
structor! But since this is impossi- 
ble, we shall give in a greatly con- 
densed form the principal thoughts 
presented, together with Scriptural 

references hearing upon them. 

The spirit has had its part and 
power in Creation as follows: 1 
Creation of the world in general. 2 
Animals. 3 Beauty in Heavens. 1 
All things visible and invisible. 5 
Man. These facts are shown forth 
in the following references: Gen. 
1:2. John 2G:13, Psa. 104:30,31. 
Gen. 2:7, Isa. 40:12, 13, Col. 1:16, 
John 33:4, Isa. 42:5, John 27:3. 
Since God's Spirit is so great as to 
create all the vast heavenly bodies ; 
the earth, and everything in exist- 
ence, even down to things invisible, 
yet there are people who do not trust 
this power to overrule their lives. 
How big they must feel who do net 
trust so great a Spirit! If the Spirit 
had absolute control over our lives 
as He has over the plants and other 
works of His creation, how different 
our lives would be! 

After the Spirit of God had provid- 
ed this earthly home for man and 
afterward placed man in it, the Spirit 
then fitted him for service, as may 
be seen in Ex. 31:2-6, Ex. 35:31, 
Num. 27:18, Deut. 31:7, 8, Deut. 
3:9, Judges 15:14, 15. 

God's Spirit is a great educator. 
If we allow this Spirit to take hold of 
our lives and use us, we will by the 
same Spirit be qualified for the work 
for which He chooses us, but God 
always chooses one for His work who 
is filled, or who is willing to be filled, 
with His Spirit. J I? we are thus 
filled it will work out in our lives; 
but if we give it no opportunity to 
work through us it will vacate, as 
God's Spirit is no loafer. 

God's work in the world has been 
planned and ma:!e known by His 
Spirit. David had received of the 
Spirit the pattern of the work of the 
temple. 1 Chron. 28:12. But the 
Spirit has given instruction not only 
to individuals but also to whole com- 



panics of people: Neh. 9:20, show- 
ing that God is no respector of per- 
rons. When God's people rebel, 
however, and vex His Holy Spirit, 
He turns to be their enemy. Isa. 
Co 10, 11. For God's Spirit moves 
out if unable to accomplish His work. 
So long as God's people have been 
obedient and allowed His Spirit to 
direct them His Spirit remained with 
them. Kaggai 2:5 gives an example 
of God's Spirit remaining. 

The Spirit of God gave power to 
prophecy, John 32:8, Num. 24:2, 
Josh. 13:22, 1 Sam. 10:0-10, 1 Sam. 
11:G, 1 Sam. 10:14, 15, Num. 11:29; 
1 Sam. 19:20-24, 1 Sam. 1G:13. 
God's Spirit had been with Saul, 
and as long as he allowed this Spirit 
to overrule he prospered, but when 
he became disobedient the Spirit of 
the Lord departed, and he was re- 
jected as king over Israel. David 
was then anointed king and the Spirit 
of the Lord came upon Him. Matt. 
22:43, 44, Psa. 110:1, Acts 1:16, 
Psa. 41:9, Heb. 3:7, 8, Psa. 95:8, I 
Fet. 1:9-12, 2 Pet. 1:19-21. 

In the Old Dispenesation the Spirit 
of God has been an outside power, 
but as we come to the threshold of 
the New it becomes an inside power. 
Hearts become filled with the Holy 
Spirit: Luke 1:39-41, Luke 1:67, 
Luke 2:25-27. 

We now come to "The first man 
whom the Holy Spirit had a chance 
to make." Jesus Christ was the 
first who yielded absolutely to the 
Holy Spirit. Through His life the 
Holy Spirit has had an opportunity 
to work out to perfection. Jesus 
Christ was born of the Holy Spirit, 
Matt. 1:18-20. Anointed ojf the 
Holy Spirit, Acts. 10:3 8. Acknow- 
ledged as God's Son by H. S. Matt. 
3:16, 17. Fitted for service by 
Holy Spirit John 3:34, 3 5. Led by 
Holy Spirit, Matt. 4:1, Mark 1:12, 

Luke 4:1, Luke 4:14. In dark 
times rejoiced in H. S., Luke 10:21. 
Offered Himself by Holy Spirit, Heb. 
9:14. Raised by Holy Spirit, Rom. 
8:11. In Christ's life God's Spirit 
has had absolute control. May God 
help us to yield ourselves as willing- 
ly as He yielded Himself, that the 
Spirit may have a chance to make 
his do what He wants us to do". 

Next thing considered was "How 
God's Spirit can make other men 
what He wants them to be." Rom. 
8 was then clearly set forth as 

^>f sin. 



8:2 — Makes free from law 

: 4-6 — Leads us; we follow. 
:8-10 — Spirit keeps us un- 
der God's control. 

Rom. 8:10-11 — Keeps body dead; 
gives Spirit life. 

Rom. 8:13 — Spirit gives victory. 
8:14 — Spirit gives sonship. 
8:15-16 — Assures us of son- 


8:17 — Makes us heirs of God. 
8:26-2 7 — Keeps us in touch 
with God's will. 

Lastly we had presented to us 
"The work that God's Spirit has 
planned to do and wants to do in this 
Christian age of ours." God's 

Spirit convicts of sin, of righteous- 
ness, and of judgment John 16:7-11. 
The means of bringing about the 
work of conviction are as follows: 

1 — By the Word of God a Written 
Word be Preached. 

2 — Nature.. 

3 — Special Providences. 

4 — Lives of His people. 

John 12:31, 32, Acts 1:8, John 15, 
22, John 1:18-23, Rom. 2:4, Heb. 
2:5, Rev. 3:19, Acts 7:51-54, 2 Cor. 
2:14-16, Phil. 2:14-15, 2 Cor. 3: IS. 
Only a small proportion of the people 
of today read the Word of God, and 
consequently there are only a pre- 



cious few who give the Holy Spirit 
a chance to convict them through the 
Written Word. There are also com- 
paratively few who go to hear the 
Preached Word; and thus the greater 
proportion cannot be convicted by 
this means. And the Spirit can- 
not bring about its work of convic- 
tion through Nature, as the world 
by Nature knew not God. Neither 
can the Spirit accomplish what He 
desires in the work of conviction 
through Special Providences, for 
very few people recognize God's 
Special Providences as such. Now. 
iince the Spirit can accomplish its 
work of conviction only in a small 
measure through these means, it re- 
mains for the Lives of God's people 
to bring about this work. And iL 
is only in the measure that we yielJ 
to the first three means given that 
our lives can point others to these 
things. The Holy Spirit has plan- 
ed that it shall be done, ard it is for 
every one of us to say whether or not 
Jesus Christ shall be disappointed 

An Unusual Event. 

Among the joys and pleasures of Col- 
lege life, not the least to be considered 
is the pleasure desired from student as- 
sociation and good fellowship. The cul- 
tivation of the social nature and of those 
qualities and attributes of our being 
that enable us to move easily in society, 
and brighten the pathway of our neigh- 
bor, are adjudged of great importance in 
a modern scheme of education. Not 
only these benefits are derived from 
social intercourse, but there are imme- 
diate benefits that dare not be over- 
looked. We refer to the diversion it 
affords from our regular routine of duties 
and cares, the pleasure of conversation, 
and all the other good things usually 
thrown in to heighten and increase the 

With these points firmly in mind, the 
class of 1910 enjoyed a rare treat, Satur- 
day February 12. It was the culmina- 
tion of many plaus and the realization 
of longing expectations, when h well 
filled sled of Seniors departed from Col- 
lege Hill with Prof. Glasmire as M. D. 
Merrily and cheerilv we wended our way 
down College Avenue to the Harrisburg 
and Lancaster turnpike. At Mount Joy 
we turned to the west and an hour's 
drive brought us to the home of Prof. 
W. K. Gish where all was in readiness 
for our coming. 

Here a sumptuous repast was served 
by Mrs. Gish, such as can be prepared 
only by a country housewife. The menu 
was as follows: oyster soup, peanut but- 
ter, cheese, sandwiches a' la Gish and 
Glassmire, bread and butter, coffee, tap- 
ioca, cake and fruit. Profs. Gish and 
Glassmire served and their skill, dex- 
terity, geniality and politeness are at- 
tested to by all present. 

The joviality and good spirit shown 
in the speeches and toasts given after 
dinner were continued throughout the 

The return to College Hill was a journ- 
ey long to be remembered. The snow 
flurries of the nigh t, the waving of ban- 
ners in the breeze, the jingle of the bells 
and the joyful hearts and voices made 
the trip all too short. We look back 
with pleasant memories to our outing, 
which we shall try to retain accurately 
in our minds. Such occasions are prized 
highly when we recall that they come 
our way only once during our school 
days. L. D. ROSE, Pres. of Class. 


Kumqruts!! What are they? 

Ask Miss Markley. 

Dr. E. C. Bixler, a former teacher 
here, dropped in rather unexpectedly 
Monday evening, Jan. 31. to see his 
old college friends. Wednesday 
morning he gave a talk to the stu- 



dents in chapel. 

Mr. Raymond Ellis enroute to Juni- 
ata College, called on his sister Miss 
Carrie, Feb. 3. 

A new bath tub has lately been 
place 1 in the Ladies' hall, on the 
third floor. 

Mrs. Susanah Grabill of Lehrnast- 
er, Franklin Co., Pa., called on Mis? 
Emma Miller, Sat., Feb. 12. 

The gentlemen of .the senior class 
entertained the ladies of the class 
at the home of Mr. U. K. Gish, Sat., 
Feb. 12. 

Sunday, Feb. 6, nineteen persons 
were baptised near the Chiques 
church. . Among them was Miss Na- 
omi Stauffer, a student at the Col- 

The students and teachers have 
lately taken advantage of the excel- 
lent sleighing. 

The board of trustees held a meet- 
ing at the College on Tuesday, Feb. 

A new piano lias lately been placed 
in Prof. Wampler's voice studio. 

Miss Blanche Arbegast of Mechan- 
icsburg, Cumb. Co., and M'iss Linda 
B. Huber of Hagerstown, Md., have 
taken up work at the Shoe Factory 
since Bible Term closed. They 

room at the College and take their 
meals in town. 

Miss Lottie N. Nagle, who now 
holds a position as Social Worker in 
St. Christopher's Hospital, Lawrence 
and Huntingdon Streets, Philadel- 
phia, visited friends at the College 
recently. We are always pleased :o 
see Miss Nagle. 



College Rays comes to our bureau 
promptly every month. Its literary 
department is especially good and 
deserves special mention. 

Purple and White is one of our 
best exchanges. Its covers are at- 
tractive and it bears the distinctive 
feature of being the only paper com- 
ing to our exchange bureau in a 
"new dress" every month. 

College Campus and Juniata Echo 
contain interesting literary depart- 
ments but we thing exchange col- 
umns would improve their make up. 

A symposium, "The Functions of 
a College Paper" in purple and gold 
is excellent. 

The Albright Bulletin contain? 
many articles worthy of mention 
but the exchange column is very 
small in proportion to the number 
of exchanges received. 

We are pleased to acknowledge 
the following publications, Linden 
Hall Echo, Hebron Star, The Ursinus 
Weekly and College News. 

D. P. R. 

Religious Appointments 

Regular Preaching Services: — 

Jan. 23 — Sermon by S. M. Lauver 
of Chicago. Text, Acts, 1:8. 
Subject — "How to Make God's 
Work a Success." 

Jan. 30 — Sermon by Jesse Emmeri: 
of Waynesboro. Text, Mark 
Subject, — "Three Prayers and 
Their Answers." 

Feb. 6 — Sermon by S. H. Hertz- 
ler. Text, Luke 11:1 — "Lord, 
Teach us to pray." Subject — 
"Essentials of Efficacious Pray- 

Feb. 13 — Sermon by John Kline, 
Text, Eccles. 12:13, 14. — Let us 
hear the conclusion of, etc. 
Christian Workers' Meeting: — 

These meetings are held alternally 
in town and at the College every 
Sunday at 6:15 P. M. 
Mid-Week Prayer Meeting: — 

Jan. 26 — No meeting because of 
Bible Term. 

Feb. 3 — Led by Floy Crouthamel. 

Feb. 10 — Led by Mary Myers. 

Feb. 17 — Led by Samuel Myers. 
Teachers Training Class: — 

Teacher, L. Margaret Haas. 
Meets Saturday at 11.00 A. M. 
Missionary Reading Circle: — 

Teacher, Earl E. Eshleman. — 
Meets Saturday at 6:30 P. M. 

Hirsh & Bro. 

Centre Square, Next to City Hall 

Sole Agents for the Famous 
Michaels-Stern Read y-to- 
Wear Suits and Overcoats, 
Men's Furnishings and Tail- 
oring. Plain Clothing a 
Specialty. Strictly One Price 
to All. 


An Unusual Event 

Bible Term News 

Bread of the Communion 

Christian Adornment 

Cup of Communion 


Lesson on the Holy Spirit 


Sunday School Meeting 

Service of Feet Washing 

The Love Feast as a Whole 

The Lord's Supper 

Prayer Veil 

The Annointiug 

The Purpose of Baptism - 

The Lord's Prayer 


















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Vol. VII 


No. 7 





Editor-in-Chief L. MARGARET HAAS, 



Alumni AMOS P GE1B. 


M. A. GOOD, 

Managing Editoi 


Business Manager 

Our College Times is published monthly, except in August and September. Subscription price (ten 
numbers) 50 cents Single numbers. 5 cents. 

Entered as Second-Class Matter April 19, 1909, at Elizabethtown Post Office 


All Appeal to the Alumni 

Grateful for what Elizabethtown 
College has done for him, and desir- 
ing to aid worthy young people to 
obtain similar benefits from his Alma 
Mater, an alumnus recently called at 
the College to see how the work of 
the endowment fund as progressing. 
He says: "I am ready to pay one 
hundred dollars on April 1st, 1910 
for the establishment of an Alumni 
Endowment Fund. I believe that 
the other ninety-nine -alumni are 
willing to join me heart and hand 
to raise $1000 till next Commence- 
ment for this purpose How shall 
we proceed?" This alumnus fin- 
ished the Advanced Commercial 
Course of this institution in 1905, 
and now holds a very responsible po- 
sition in the business world. He 
has always been loyal and devoted to 
the interests of his Alma M'ater and 
is thoroughly in earnest. 

But what about the plan? In 
this issue of our College Times we 
appeal to the other ninety-nine Al- 
umni who we believe also hold Eliz- 
abethtown College in -grateful re- 
membrance and desire an oppor- 

tunity to show it in a substantial 
way. At the anniversary exercises 
of the College on March 4, a public 
announcement of the above fact was 
made, and the confident hope is en- 
tertained by the faculty that the Al- 
umni instead of turning a deaf ear to 
this appeal will rally at once in sup- 
port of this philanthropic movement. 
Believing that every alumnus will 
receive this announcement, and give 
it immediate favorable consideration, 
in course of a few weeks a letter is 
to be sent to the alumni enclosing a 
blank to be filled out and returned 
to Elizabethtown College agreeing 
and promising to pay -$10 or more, 
before or at the annual business 
meeting of the Alumni Association of 
Elizabethtown College on June 15, 
1910, at which time a committee ap- 
pointed a year ago -will present plans 
for the establishment and develop- 
ment of an Alumni Endowment 
Fund. All these pledges should be 
in by June 1. If $1000 or more 
will thus 'be pledged till June 1, it 
will launch the endowment move- 
ment with splendid enthusiasm and 
prove glad news to the Trustees and 
management of the College at Com- 
mencement time. 


What $5000 Will Do? 

The Board of Trustees of Eliza- 
bethtown College are making an ef- 
fort to pay the College debt amount- 
ing to about nine thousand dollars 
and also to solicit funis to increase 
the general endowment fund of the 
College which is less than $500. 
It is hoped that the friends of the 
College will welcome this move and 
give it hearty and substantial sup- 

A plan has been conceived in the 
mind of some one and publicly pre- 
sented to the friends of the College 
at the Anniversary Exercises of the 
Dedication of the College Buildings 
on March 4 last, which is given .here 
as a suggestion which it is hoped will 
lodge in the heart of some reader of 
Our College Times. It is believed 
that some generous-hearted citizen 
of Elizabethtown or Lancaster 
County or elsewhere will be moved 
to erect for himself a worthy monu- 
ment in the hearts and lives of 
worthy young people .long after he 
is dead and gone by bequeathing now 
or at his death, the sum of $5000 to 
the Trustees of the College to be 
used according to the following plan: 

Only the annual interest of $5000 
at 5 per cent, amounting to $2 50 is 
to be lent to one or two worthy young 
people who are pursuing the Bible 
Course with a view of preparing for 
mission work (or any other course 
for that matter) to be paid back to 
the school by them as soon as they 
are able. . In this way this person 
who probably has no children or on- 
ly one or so of his own, would be 
giving .a helping hand to poor but 
worthy boys or girls, as long as time 
would last. 

In the course of three years, not 
only would there be one or two stu- 
dents in school because of the kind- 
ness of this friend, but as the others 

wpuld pay their loan back, there 
would be additional funds available 
with which to start others. This 
would be giving the right kind of 
help since it would help them to help 
themselves, and paying back their 
loan, each one thus helped would 
help in educating one more 

Now what would this mean in the 
course of time? If the $250 would 
be used annually in paying the en- 
tire expenses .of only one student 
and he would have the benefit of this 
sum for two years to complete a two 
years' general literary course, and 
then be given two years time before 
he-, would pay his first $250 back, 
and the next year the other $2 50 and 
so on, at the end of five years three 
young people would have graduated 
in a two years' course and the fourth 
would be half way through his 
course. There would be two stu- 
dents in school each year instead of 
one. At the end of ten years ten 
persons would have graduated, two 
would be half through their course, 
and four persons would now be in 
school all the time instead of one. 
At the end of fifteen years, twenty- 
one would have graduated, three 
would be half through and five per- 
sons would be in school each year in- 
stead of one. At the end of twenty 
years, thirty-eight .would have gradu- 
ated, three would be half through 
and seven persons would now be in 

What more? The original $5000 
would now have doubled itself and 
there would be thereafter really 
$10,000 at work for all time. , In, 
fifty years, this original $5000 would 
have educated between one and two 
hundred worthy young people who 
would ever gratefully remember this 
benefactor, and the school would 
have been helped in the way of pat- 
ronage and been made more useful 



in conferring the blessings of a 
Christian Education. Of .course 
there might be some of these bene- 
ficiaries that would die or meet with 
misfortune so that they could never 
pay back the loan. But if so, would 
it not have been a blessing never- 

Now think of the good such young 
people would be to their commu- 
nities, to the state, the church, and 
to the world! Some would be 

teachers; others ministers of the 
gospel and missionaries; others 
housewives and mothers, others 
musicians, bankers and farmers. 

In one hundred years, the extent 
of the good of these $5000 that 
might have been left to some unap- 
preciative or at least unneedy son or 
daughter would be incalculable, if 
thus used in the cause of Christian 
education, and I believe would 
prove to the donor to be treasures 
laid up in heaven. 

If some one is interested in this 
suggestion, the management will 
gladly enter into correspondence and 
furnish further information. The 
donor would receive credit for this 
gift by having his name mentioned 
hereafter in the annual catalogue of 
the college in connection with schol- 
arships and the endowment fund, as 
for instance, the Buch Scholarship, 
or the Rider Scholarship, or the Dr. 
Roebuck Scholarship, etc. 

Come to see the work the school 
is trying to accomplish and associ- 
ate your name with the most far- 
reaching and the most significant 
force in Christian civilization. 


We call the attention of our read- 
ers to the stirring articles by Dr. 
Reber, ex-officio-editor of Our Col- 
ege Times, and to the one by Prof. 
Ober, who is now the editor of our 

Agricultural Department, which we 
open in this issue of our paper. 
Though our College may, in the eyes 
of i some persons, be developing yery 
slowly, yet we feel that its growth is 
gradual and healthy. Although u 
may have had apparent attacks of 
"Abnehma" (Mirasmus) yet there is 
an under current of pure, rich, 
health-giving blood .coursing through 
its veins And though the flow of 
this current may appear almost stag- 
nant at times, yet it is as constant 
as the currents of air and ocean. 

As with the return of Spring the 
great heart of Nature .throbs with 
new impulses which burst forth in 
bud and leaf and flower, so the heart 
of our institution throbs with the 
ideas advanced in the articles which 
follow, and which we believe will ere 
long break forth into full fruition. 

When the earliest violets ope 
On the sunniest southern slope, 
When the air is sweet and keen 
Ere the full-blown flower is seen, 
When that blithe, fore-running air 
Breathes more hope than thou canst 

Thou, oh buried, broken heart, 
Into quivering life shalt start. 


The robins, the pussy willows, and 
the snow-drops are unmistakable 
signs of coming spring-time which 
fill the heart with rare delight 

Library Notes. 

We are pleased to chronicle . the fol- 
lowing accessions since our last report: 
From the Library Fund — Educational 
Aims and Values; The Teaching of 
Elementary Mathematics, Smith; The 
Ante-Nicene Fathers, (9 vols.); The 
ISicene and Past-Nicene Fathers, (14 
vols). From Dr. D. C. Reber — Com- 
plete Arithmetic, Hamilton. 

L. D. ROSE, Librarian. 




trees, all a-throb and a-quiver 
With the stirring pulse of the 

Your tops so misty against the blue, 
With the buds where the green 
not yet looks through, 

1 know the beauty the days will 

But your cloudy tops are a wonder- 
ful thing! 

I. can feel the delicate pulses 

That stir in each restless fold 
Of leaflets and bunches of blossoms, 

The life that never grows old. 
Yet wait, ah wait, though they woo 
you — 
The sun, the rain-drops, the 
Break not too soon into verdure, 
O misty beautiful trees! 

— Anna Callender Brackett. 

Educational Value of Geography 

There is, perhaps, no study in the 
curriculum that can claim greater 
merit for its educational value than 
geography. Through a study of this 
subject the student acquires a clearer 
vision of the facts of nature, their 
relation to one another, and to man. 
He learns the effects of environment 
upon man. The importance of 
geography cannot be measured by 
industrial utility. The knowledge 
of the commerce of the world is not 
a measure of its value. The great- 
est importance of its study lies in 
the fact that it furnishes a basis for 
a knowledge of current world events, 
in the aid it gives in the study of 
history, and in its value as a means 
of training all the powers of the 
mind, as a means of enriching one's 
experience, and in its aid in our 
realization of the vastness of the 
world and our true place in it. 

Geography is usually considered 
in four divisions; viz., physical, 
mathematical, descriptive, and com- 
mercial. We shall confine our re- 
marks entirely to the educational 
value of the physical side of the sub- 
ject. By physical geography is 
meant the geography of the world 
as it would have been if man had 
never lived in it. Nature in the 
form of land, water, air, minerals, 
plants, and animals, as well as the 
planetary relation of the earth, con- 
stitutes the subject of physical geo- 
graphy. A knowledge of this di- 
vision of the subject is necessary for 
an understanding of the other 

We claim three educational values 
for physical geography viz: the 
practical, the disciplinary, and the 

First, by the study of physical 
geography the pupil acquires a stock 
of facts relating to the laws of nature 
which he will use in further study of 
science and which he positively must 
have as a basis for such further 
study. "The whole structure of 
geographical science is founded upon 
the known relations of the physical 
condition of the earth to the needs 
of plants, animals, and man." 

The study of this subject comes 
into direct relation with the industry 
and commerce of a nation, and is 
directly connected with travel, politi- 
cal transactions, and general intelli- 
gence. It furnishes knowledge for 
commerce and trade. It teaches 
man to find the best environment for 
the progress of his chosen work. 
Through the study of physical geo- 
graphy, the .pupil is made to see the 
dependence of manufacture upon 
water and coal supply. He sees a 
particular phase of agriculture as 
the result of climate and soil, and 
finally he sees the growth of the -hu- 


man race and of human character as 
a result of the degree of co-operation 
of man and the forces of nature. It 
leads the* pupil to a recognition of his 
place in the world and of the part 
which he is to play in it. 

Secondly, the psychological or dis- 
ciplinary value of this study is of 
far. greater importance than the utili- 
tarian value. It exercises in many 
ways all the functions of the mind. 
Memory and imagination of places 
are continually at play. The think- 
ing powers are exercised in tracing 
back to .the source, the various series 
of causes. There is hardly any oth- 
er study that demands more compari- 
son and generalization than physical 
geography. A study of this subject 
begins with training perception ac- 
curately and .developing close obser- 
vation and discrimination. Later 
judgments are formed and conclu- 
sions and definitions are at last 
reached. We notice that the study 
begins with the simplest act of the 
mind — perception — and runs the 
whole gamut of thought .demanding, at 
last, reasoning by analogy, by induc- 
tion, and by deduction. It is a 
wonderful factor in developing the 
attitude of the mind which seeks to 
know things. In physical geography 
one acquires knowledge, learns 
methods of getting knowledge, and 
compares features and processes; and 
from these mental processes comes 
the training 

Lastly, the cultural value of physi- 
cal geography is of no mean import- 
ance. This phase of geography is 
rich in material for the cultivation 
of the love .of the beautiful. The 
pupil learns to appreciate beautiful 
landscapes, the picturesque moun- 
tains, and the mysterious ice-bound 
regions. The gentle stream lures 
him to its quiet banks and he enjoys 
seeing the river -display its force 

as it dashes over the brink of the 
precipice The mysterous caves ex- 
alt his imagination and minister to 
his sense of beauty. In short, he 
can appreciate the ivastness and mys- 
tery of nature. 

Now, if the student has this ardent 
love for the natural scenery of his 
country and appreciates its natural 
resources, he'll -be the very exponent 
of patriotism. "Such knowledge 
not only deepens pride in material 
things, but quickens the ambition to 
have her become greatest in spiritual 
things, a moral force in the world's 

In conclusion, may we repeat that 
there is hardly a branch in the school 
curriculum that can claim greater 
merit for its educational values than 
geography. We have discussed the 
physical phase of the subject because 
of its basic and fundamental principles 
There remain several other important 
values of geography, the sociological 
value is one of them, which we have 
not mentioned, because we' believe 
that their discussion belongs logically 
to some other phase of the subject. 
W. K. GISH. 

The anniversary exercises held 
March 4, were largely attended. We 
were especially glad to welcome so 
many of our old College friends back 
again on this occasion. Among the 
prominent persons who attended 
these exercises were Hon. W. U. 
Hensel, L. B. Herr and William Rid- 
dle of Lancaster. 

Prof. Booth Lowry, a famous lec- 
turer from Mississippi, gave an inter- 
esting and instructive talk to the 
students in chapel on Mar. 16. 

Prof. E. E. Eshleman's wife is fill- 
ing the position of substitute teacher 
for Miss Mary Daveler, who has been 
ill for some time with pneumonia. 




The Agricultural Department is 
planning extensive improvements and 
additions in the near future. A 
part of the plan is to set out about 
two acres in peach, pear, apple, and 
plum trees and in strawberries, 
blackberries, raspberries and other 
small fruit. These are to be planted 
cultivated, pruned and sprayed by 
the students in the agricultural de- 
partment. This will give the stu- 
dents a practical knowledge of the 
various phases of farming and fruit 

The reason that so many of the 
boys of our country are drifting awa; 
from the farm is due to the fact that 
they have never been fully interested 
in the art and science of raising farm 
products. It is the aim of this de- 
partment to create an interest along 
this line by having the students come 
into close contact with the soil, and 
by actually applying the knowledge 
they have gathered from their books. 
As soon as the boy is interested in 
budding, grafting, cultivation and 
the various other methods employed 
in propagation of plants, grains and 
trees, he will want to make the farm 
his home and give his best energy to 
the development and improvement 
of its resouces. 

Every spring term during the last 
three years we have had a class in 
Elementary Agriculture. We hope 
to have a large class this spring term. 
Next Fall term we hope to have a 
number of students who will take the 
complete Agriculture course. We 
have hopes for great things from this 
department in the future. We ex- 
pect to let you hear from us regularly 
in this department of our College 
Times H. K. O. 

At Elizabeth ton 11 College. 

Fr'in the Lancaster New Kra M; r h 9 1910 

March 4th is annually observed by 
the Elizabethtown College, a co-edu- 
cational institution under the patron- 
age of the church of the Brethren. 
During each of the ten years of its 
existence this day has been observed 
with fitting ceremonies, and the ex- 
ercises held in the college chapel 
last evening were unusually interest- 
ing. The spacious auditorium was 
filled with the friends, pupils and 
faculty of the college and representa- 
tive citizens of the town and adjoin- 
ing country. According to the prin- 
ciples of the Brethren, no musical in- 
struments are used in the College 
services, and the audience was re- 
quested to refrain from demonstrat- 
ive applause in the room set apatr 
for worship, but the vocal selections, 
the readings of Miss Herring and the 
addresses of the speakers were fol- 
lowed with none the less keen interest 
and appreciation. The following 
was the programme of e"ercises: 

Invocation, S. H. Hertzler; an- 
them, "The Voice of Many Waters:" 
address of welcome, Prof. H. K. 
Ober; male chorus, "Pale in the 
Amber West;" reading, Miss Bertha 
Herring, Harrisburg; anthem, "My 
Foul, Be On Thy Guard:" addresses, 
Supt. J. M. Coughlin, Wilkes-Barre, 
and Hon. W. U. Hensel, Lancaser; 
male chorus, "Life's Dream;" read- 
ing, Miss Bertha Herring; anthem, 
"Remember Now Thy Creator;" com- 
mittee, Elizabeth Myer, Luella G. 
Fogelsanger, E. E. Eshleman. 

Prof. Coughlin, Superintendent of 
Public Schools in Wilkes-Barre, is 
one of the most popular and promi- 
nent educators of the State, and his 
address sparkled wih wit and humor, 
and was pervaded by a tone of seri- 
ous reflection and sound sentiments 
upon the aims and needs of true edu- 


Mr. Hcnsel in his address, devoted 
himself largely to the historical and 
religious significance of the "sect" 
people in Lancaster county. He 
complimented the founders and pat- 
rons of the institution on their good 
work, and claimed that mere culture 
in education, without conscience and 
the development of character, was 
insufficient. He incidentally allud- 
ed to the unjust discrimination of 
the so-called "anti-garb" law of the 
common wealth, an J indulges the 
hope that if not nullified by judicial 
construction, , it would be repealed 
by the Legislature. 


Alumni Notes. 

The members of the Alumni As- 
sociation will note with pleasure that 
Bruce Rothrock, '07, who was living 
in Cali ornia for the past three years, 
has returned to the Keystone state 
and is now working in Lewistown, 
his old home. He paid a short visit 
to his Alma Mater during Bible 

G. A. W. Stouffer, '09, has given up 
his work for the Water Co. in New 
York City, and is now working at 
Harrisburg. But instead of going 
to his new place of work as one he 
took with him a "better half." 

Letters from Blue Jay Lumber Co., 
West Virginia, say that Joshua Re- 
ber, '09, likes his work as book-keep- 
er very well. He left school at the 
end of the Fall term to accept the 
position which he now fills. 

Mr. C. B. Latshaw, '08, has within 
the past two years, risen from the 
position of bookkeeper to that of 
bank clerk in one of the banks of 

The year 1910 finds Gertrude New- 
comer, '08, in a beautifully decorated 
schoolroom among the Blue Ridge 

mountains, teaching the intermediate 
grade at Blue Ridge school. Surely 
she finds gratified her keen desire to 
live with Nature. 

Rumor has it that before many 
moons Elizabethtown will again be 
represented at the Pacific Coast. Mr. 
H. L. Smith, '09, will leave Harris- 
burg for Redlands, California. 

A card from one of our members 
of the Alumni Association says — 
"The thought of my classmates aids 
much in binding me in feeling to 
E town College. 

Miss B. Mary Royer, '07, tho' 
teaching in Virginia, still bears. a 
warm feeling for her Alma Mater, 
for she says, "I can easily see how 
you can have all the exercises of 
Commencement week without me but 
I don't know what will become of 
me if ,1 can't attend." Only one of 
the many loyal sons and daughters 
of "Old E'town!" 

Last Commencement an Alumnus 
offered fifty dollars' worth of service 
if the Alumni Association would erect 
a building and this year another of- 
fers one hundred dollars as a start- 
ing point for the endowment fund. 
Who'll be the next? Surely E'town 
can justly be proud of her graduates. 

A circular from the Farmers' National 
Hank of Lititz, reveals to us the fact 
fiat Mr. James H. Breitegan ('05), who 
had held a position as teller in this bank 
for some time, has beeu promoted to 
the office of Ass't Cashier. Success will 
come to the good, honest, Christian 
young man or woman. 

L. M. S. 

Society Notes. 

Our Keystone Literary Society has 
rendered some excellent programs 
during the Winter term. The fol- 
lowing "Wagner Program" was one 
of special note. 



Duet — Chorus from 
Misses Withers and 

1. Piano 

2. Essay — "Life of Wagner" — 
Andrew Hollinger. 

3. Piano Solo — From "Flying 
Dutchman," Miss Sheaffer. 

4. Paper — "Synopses of Operas," 
Tillman Ebersole. 

5. Quartette — "Bridal Chorus," 
from Lohengrin. 

G. Reading of a Poem by Wagner 
— Anna Warfel. 

7. "Wagner's Placei in Develop- 
ment of the opera." — Orca Miller. 

8. Piano Quartette for two pianos 
— "March and Chorus" from Lohen- 
grin, by M'isses Sheaffer, Withers, 
Kline and Mrs. Wampler. 

9. Literary Echo — Olive Myers. 
The following program was ren- 
dered March 18th: — 

1. Music. 

2. Concert Declamations — I. S. 
Wampler, Walter Root, Andrew 

3. Essay — "The Holy Grail." — 
Sarah Wenger. 

4. Piano Duet — Messrs. Ebersole 
and Oleweiler. 

5. Debate — Resolved, that high 
tariff serves the best interests of our 

Affirmative speakers — David Hern- 
ley and Maude Hertzler. 

Negative speakers — Holmes Falk- 
en stein and Grace Rowe 

G. Recitation — Daisy Coble. 

7. Parliamentary Drill. 

8. Music. 

A. P. GEIB. 

Missionary Program. 

The Missionary meeting held in 
the College Chapel on January 27th 
at 1.30 P. M., proved to be one of 
the crowning features of our Bible 
Term. Prof. E. E. Eshleman was 

The first speaker was J. B. Em- 
mert, our returned missionary from 
India. His remarks were based on 
I Cor. 1G:8, 9. "For a great door 
and effectual is opened unto me." He 
said, "If we acknowledge that God 
has such a vital interest in us that 
He, in the person of Jesus Chrise, 
gave His life for us, then we are duty 
bound to believe it and to receive it 
and to proclaim it. Jesus^ stands 
inside and says, 'Come unto" me.' 
When Jesus gets the sinner in, He 
lays His hands on His shoulder and 
says, 'Go ye into all the world and 
teach all nations, and lo, I am with 
you even unto the end of the world.' 
Jesus came to save the world and 
the world is open at this time in a 
way that it has never been before. 
'A great door and effectual is open 
to us' in India, Persia, Turkey, Af- 
rica, and South America. " Young 
man and young woman, I appeal to 
you. Don't you have a life to give 
to this cause? Let us enter this 
'great and effectual door', knowing 
that, 'Lo, I am with you' is a prom- 
ise and a sure promise." 

The next topic, "Equipment for 
Effective Service," was discussed by 
Bro. Nathan Martin of Rheems, Pa. 
The first qualification named was 
that of a good strong body. Sec- 
ond, intellectual strength, a know- 
ledge of men and of things, directed 
according to the needs of the work; 
but above all that, a knowledge of 
the Book itself, together with good 
judgment. Third, love for souls. 
The speaker said, "This will mean 
very shortly, a life that must be 
cleaned up; a life that will need 
some renovation; a life having first 
and foremost the things of the king- 
dom; a life of prayer and faith, to- 
gether with close communion with 

Bro. G. M. Lauver from Bethany 


Bible School, Chicago, next spoke on 
Matt. 5:13-16. "The Great War 

Cry of Jesus;" viz., "Ye are the light 
of the world." "The Master under- 
stood this great dark world when He 
uttered these words. He knew of 
the many dark homes where the iight 
of God has not been permitted to 
penetrate, where there is no love, 
no mutual confidence, no unity; 
nothing but selfishness. And He 
knew too that the only possible 
thing that could wipe away this dark- 
ness and bring peace and love into 
those hearts is the "Light of the 
World," Jesus Christ. Jesus was 
speaking to the whole Christian world 
when He said, 'As the Father hath 
sent me, so send I you.' 'Ye are 
the light of the world.' But breth- 
ren and sisters, the Lord cannot 
count on all of us. He can count 
only on those who have seen the 
need. The great mass of us have 
never seen that this world is 'white 
unto the harvest.' Can the Lord 
depend on you? Are you one of 
the 'ye?' He counts upon no one 
except those who are willing to take 
up their cross and follow after Him. 
Oh, that these truths might come 
home to each one of us until we are 
willing to give ourselves! If we 
are stored up in bank accounts, let 
us 'arise and shine.' If we are 
bound up in our own selfish posses- 
sions, let's get out and shine. If 
you are the light of the world, your 
place is in the midst of darkness. If 
you cannot be there in body, you 
can be there in power, in means, and 
the value that you give to your God 
will be the cause of great power. 
May God give us power to take these 
lessons home to ourselves so that we 
may stand at our posts out in the 
midst of the darkness." 

We were very fortunate in having 
with us at this meeting Bro. H. C. 

Early from Penn Laird, Va., a mem- 
ber of the General Mission Board. 
Bro. Early who is wide awake on the 
mission question, gave us a very in- 
teresting talk. He said that the 
greatest problem of the Mission 
Board today is not money, but men, 
— men who are willing to give their 
lives for the cause "Another great 
need of our Church today is mission 
sentiment. We need to go back to 
the study of the Bible, for mission 
sentiment lies in the word of God. 
If we had a few mothers like Han- 
nah and Eunice, and grandmothers 
like Lois, the children would be mis- 
sionaries before they see the light — 
the result of mission sentiment." 


Resolutions of Sympathy. 

Whereas, It has pleased God in His 
infinite wisdom to lay the hand of af- 
fliction on the home of our friend and 
student, Miss Mary Balrner, and take 
from this life the father aud husband, 
Mr. L. B. Balmer, we, the faculty and 
students of Elizabethtown College re- 

First, That we humbly bow to the 
will of Him Who doeth all things well. 

Second, That we express our sincere 
sympathies to the family and relatives 
in their sorrow and commend them to a 
kind Heavenly Father. 

Third, That a copy of these resolu- 
tions be sent to the family, and that 
they be published in the Elizabethtown 
papers and in "Our College Times." 
Mrs. B. F. Warn pier 
W. K. Gish 
Minnie Heisey. 


At present the advanced Chorus Class 
is working on a Cantata, entitled "Jos- 
eph," which will be rendered May 20, 
in Heisey's Auditorum. This will be 
the last and crowning feature of the 
College Lecture Course. 



We have received the following; ex- 
changes during the past month: Linden 
Hall Echo, The Albright Bulletin, Col- 
lege Kays, The Purple and Hold, Hebron 
Star, College News, College Life and 
Ursinus Weekly. 

"The Pathology of Education," in 
Purple and Cold is a noteworthy dis- 

"Purpose," "The Value of Attention" 
and "Value of the Study of Philosophy" 
are good articles in this number of Col- 
lege Rays. 

"No man is so strong mentally, moral- 
ly, physically, as to be able to sustain 
careless, misdirected, wasteful drain up- 
on his powers." — AILright Bulletin. 

D. P. R. 


Florence and Lawrence about the 
campus stroll; 

Lawrence with his shovel, and Flor- 
ence with her doll. 

Mr. Francis Olweiler of Elizabeth- 
town, who has been absent from Col- 
lege for some time on account of ill- 
ness, has returned to school again. 
His presence was missed both in 
class room and library. 

The anniversary of the Keystone 
Literary Society will occur on the second 
Friday in April. A committee is at 
work arranging a program for the occa- 

The Spring term opens March 28th. 

We were pleased to have with us in 
our Chapel exercises on Monday March 
14, the Rev. C. W. Steinspring, former- 
ly of Baltimore, but now field worker 
for the Quincv Orphanage in Pennsyl- 
vania. This orphanage is under the 
auspices of the U. B. Church, and we 
learn that the members of this church 
in Elizabethtown have done well in con- 
tributing for the support of the orphan- 

age. Kev. Steinspring is a cousin of 
Mrs. M. A. Good and was entertained 
during his stay here at her home on 
College avenue. 

We are in receipt of a letter from the 
president of Friendship College, Rock 
Hill, S. C, (for the colored race) stating 
that one of the buildings has recently 
been destroyed by fire. This is an op- 
portunity for those who will, to help in 
the uplifting of the colored race. 

The editor and other teachers at the 
College were pleasantly surprised on re- 
ceiving post cards sent from Glasgow, 
Scotland, by our townsman Mr. Eli N. 
Gish, who is at present working there in 
the interest of A. Buch's Sons Co., of 

Our editorial statf and other friends 
have been at work. It is very gratify- 
ing to have them give us such contri- 
butions as we received this month. If 
you want a good paper y.ive us the best 
you have, and send it to the editor on 
or before the 14th of each month. 
Promptness means so id ucii in this, and 
in all other lines ot work. 

Rev. Z. A. Jones of Trundship College, 
Rockhill, S. C , conducted chapel exer- 
cises on Thursday, February 17. In his 
address to the students he paid tribute 
to the White Race of America, who have 
so kindly contributed to their funds for 
the education of the Colored Race which 
he represents. A collection was taken 
and given to Mr. Jones to help him in 
Ids work. 

Prof. Glasmire and Mr. Rose spent 
Tuesday, February 22, in Philadelphia. 
They went to hear Gov. Hughes and 
spent the afternoon in sightseeing. 

Miss Markley and Miss Fogelsanger, 
took a trip to Lancaster on Saturday 
March 5. Miss Markley spent the night 
and Sunday with friends at Millersville. 

Visitors to the College lately have 
been, — Minnie Kendig and H. S. Warfel, 
Millersville; Benjamin Gaul, Frank 



Musser, and Jacob E. Brubaker, Mt.' 
Joy; Mary 8. Bless, Hheems, Pa. 

Miss Leah Sheaffer read a paper in 
cbapel on Friday, February 18, her sub- 
ject being "The Marks of a Man." 

Four of our teachers attended the 
lecture given on Monday evening as 
the last number of the High School 
course of entertainments by Prof. Booth 
Lovvery of Mississippi. Prof. Lowery 
visited the College the following morn- 
ing and addressed the students in his 
humorous and flowery manner. He 
said, "The greatest man or woman is 
the one who serves best those with 
whom he lives and associates." 

We hope our friends will not forget 
that Col. Geo W. Bain of Kentucky will 
lecture at the College on the evening of 
March 29. His subject will be,— "If I 
Could Live Life Over." 

The outlook for the Spring Term is 
very encouraging. Most of the rooms 
have been engaged and there are per- 
sons to be heard from later. Don't fcr 
get the day we open, — March 28. 

A number of students and teachers 
attended the public meeting of the W. 
C. T. U. held in the United Brethren 
Church in Elizabethtown on Monday 
evening March 1j The College quartet, 
consisting of Messrs. W. E. Clasmire, 
I. W. Warn pier, Wm. Kulp, and A. P. 
Ceib, sang two selections at this meeting. 
The address by Dr. Tope of Philadelphia, 
was listened to with much interest by 
the large audience. It was a rare treat 
to hear a man of such influence and 
ability along temperance lines. 

We felt much gratified to have so 
many of our townspeople, and friends 
from a distance, attend our anniversary 
exercises on Friday evening. 

Religious Appointments. 

Regular Preaching Services: — 
Feb. 20 — Sermon by Dr. D. C. Re- 
ber. Subject, "The Golden 

Rule." Text, Matt. 7:1-12. 
Feb. 27 — Sermon by E. F. Nedrow 
Subject, "The Transfiguration." 
Text, Matt. 17:1-9. 
Mar. 6 — Sermon by Eld/ Levi Moh- 
ler. Subject, "The Christian 
Garment." Text, Rev. 16:15. 
Mar. 13 — Sermon by H. K. Ober. 
Subject, "Developing Spiritual 
Strength." Text, Eph. 6:10. 
Mid-Week Prayer Meetings: — 
Feb. 23 — Led by I. W. Wampler. 
Mar. 2 — Led by William Kulp. 
Mar. 9 — Led by Nora Reber. 
Mar. 16 — Led by Miss Markley, 
Sunday Morning Bible Classes: — 
Taught by Prof. Eshleman and 
Miss Haas. Meet every Sun- 
day 8.15 A. M. International 
S. S. Lessons are used in these 
Teacher Training Class: — 

Treacher, L. Margaret Haas. Meets 
Saturday 11:00 A. M. 
Missionary Reading Circle: — "' 
Teacher, Earl E. Eshleman. Meets 
Saturday 6:30 P. M. 

Red Cross and Columbian 


None Better 



Hirsh & Bro. 

Centre Square, Next to City Hall 

Sole Agents for the Famous 
Michaels-Stern Ready-to- 
Wear Suits and Overcoats, 
Men's Furnishings and Tail- 
oring. Plain Clothing a 
Specialty. Strictly One Price 
to All. 


An Appeal to the Aluruni 

Agricultural Department 

At Elizabethtown College 

Alumni Notes 


Early Spring 

Educational Value of Geography 


Library Notes 


Missionary Program . - 

Resolutions of Sympathy 

Religious Appointments 

Society Notes 

School News 

What $5000 Will Do 

















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'Tis sweet, in green spring, 
To gaze upon the wakening fields 
Birds in the thicket sing; 

Winds whisper, waters prattle from 
the ground; 
A thousand odors rise, 
Breathed up from blossoms of a 
thousand dyes. 


Endowment Fund. 

The "Appeal to the Alumni" which 
was published in the April number of 
Our College Times is producing good re- 
sults. A check of one-hundred dollars 

was received from an alumnus in Lititz, 
Pa., and a check of ten dollars from one 
now located in Virginia. Our Virginia 
friend writes thus: 

"I read the plan for the establishment 
of an alumni fund. 1 favor the move 
taken along this line. I, as an alumnus 
of Elizabethtovvn College, shall be glad 
to contribute ten dollars to such a fund, 
and trust others will liberally contribute 
to this cause. While we are greatly in 
need of money at the school where I 
teach yet I can spare ten dollars for 
Elizabethtown. I would like to be pre- 
sent at your commenceraeut exercises if 
I can so arrange. Kindest regards and 
success to all on College Hill." 

On application to our President Dr. D. 
C. Reber a copy of the following pledge 
will be mailed to any of our friends who 
feel like helping us along. 



Elizabethtown, Pa., — 191 


On or before June 16, 1910, I hereby agree and promise to pay to the Treas- 
urer of the Alumni Endowment Fund of Elizabethtown College the sum of 
Dollars to be used in assisting worthy young people in ob- 
taining an education at the above institution according to plans to be adopted 
by the Alumni Association. 





Busy ! Busy ! 

No "Get Busy" needed for many 
persons on College Hill. Most of 
tnem are busy — very busy indeed. 

The Seniors are busy preparing to 
finish the studies required in their 
different courses, and in working out 
orations for Commencement week. 

The ambitious Juniors — over twen- 
ty in number — are swarming round 
one of their 'classical' leaders Mr. R. 
W. Schlosser, awaiting permanent 

The members of the alumni asso- 
ciation are arranging the program for 
the public Alumni Meeting and for 
the Alumni Supper, which is held 
on the evening preceeding Com- 
mencement day. 

The Cnorus class is earnestly en- 
gaged in practicing the cantata en- 
titled "Joseph." 

Many of the undergraduates are 
looking forward with anxiety to the 
time for County Teachers' Examina- 

The students in the Agricultural 
Department with Prof. Ober as di- 
rector, have set out strawberry 
plants and fruit trees. 

Six acres have been purchased 
from the Alwine farm and added to 
the College grounds, which now ex- 
tend to Prof. Wampler's home on 
College Avenue. These acres are 
now under cultivation and part of 
them will be set apart as a fruit 
orchard in the near future. 

The workers in the culinary de- 
partment find their work heavier 
since the enrollment for the spring 
term is so much larger than during 
the winter. 

Generally speaking all are busy. 
No place for idlers on College Hill. 

Teachers Returned. 

. The following persons who have 
been teaching in the Public Schools 

in different counties during the win- 
ter, have returned to us to continue 
studies which shall better equip them 
for their work: — 

Lancaster Co., Florence Miller, Ella 
G. Young, Agnes Ryan, Mary Dave- 
ler, Mamie Herr, Elizabeth M. Wea- 
ver, B. P. Waltz, Laban Leiter, H. 
K. Eby, Phares B. Gibble, H. H. 
Nye, Holmes Falkenstien, Daniel 
Shank, Ralph Meckley, C. L. Martin. 

Dauphin Co., Nora Gruber, Anna 
Cannon, Hattie Weidenhammer, Ray 
Gruber, Wm. Christman. 

York Co., Mamie Keller, Jacob E. 

Franklin Co., Gertrude Hess. 

Class of 1910. 

The roil of the Senior Class is as 
follows : — Pedagogical Course — Dai- 
sy P. Rider, Kathryn Moyer, Floy 
Crouthamel, Leah Sheaffer, B. F. 
Waltz, W. K. Gish, L. D. Rose; 
English Scientific — Florence Miller, 
Gr^ace Rowe, Blanche Rowe, Mary 
E. Myers, Olive A. Myers, A- C. Hol- 
linger, Holmes Falkenstein, Linnaes 
Earhart; Commercial Course — Mary 
Balmer, Minerva Heisey, Lottie Beck- 
er, Frances Stephan, Enos E. Fry, 
W. F. Eshleman,' Ivan H. Mentzer, 
Ray E. Gruber, J. U. Frantz, Edgar 
Diehm; Banking Course — Abel Ma- 
deira, Roy Engle; Voice Culture 
Course — Elizabeth Kline, W. E. Glas- 
mire; Piano Course — Cecil Smith. 

Society Notes. 

The following are at present offi- 
cers of the Keystone Literary Socie- 
ty: Pres., E. F. Nedrow; V. Pres., C. 
W. Guthrie; Sec, Rebekah Sheaf- 
fer; Critic, H. H. Nye; Editor, H. B. 
Longenecker; Treas., I. S. Wampler; 
Chorister, Elizabeth Kline; Reporter, 
L. D. Rose. 

Mamie B. Risser of Lacon, and 
Emma George of Lancaster are tak- 
ing Saturday work at the College at 



A session of study known as the 
Summer Term will begin at Eliza- 
bethtown College, July 5, 1910, to 
continue six weeks. 


The Summer Term is intended to 
accommodate any students pursuing 
regular courses in the College and 
also teaching in the public schools 
during the fall and winter. By 
attending both the Spring and the 
Summer Terms teachers may com- 
plete nearly a half year's work with- 
out discontinuing teaching. Others 
preparing for College or desiring to 
make up deficiencies or take ad- 
vanced standing, will do well to en- 
ter also. Aside from this chief 
purpose which the summer school is 
intended to serve, if pupils of the 
public schools in town or vicinity 
wish to improve the summer by 
studying, arrangements may be made 
to accommodate such, provided a 
class of a dozen can be procured. 


Each student may pursue not more 
than three advanced studies during 
the Summer Session. The length 
of the recitations is one hour. In 
this way the student may do at least 
a term's work in each of these three 
branches. For elementary pupils 
the common school branches are of- 
fered. Of the higher branches Lat- 
in, Greek, German, French, Mathe- 
matics, and English are offered. 


Tuition for advanced students will 
be five dollars for one study; eight 
dollars for two; or ten dollars for 
three; payable August 2nd. Tui- 
tion for elementary studies will be 
five dollars for the term. Text 

books may be rented or purchased at 

the College book room. Boarding 
at College rates may be secured at 
the College dining room, arrange- 
ments for which are to be made with 
Mrs. E. G. Reber, the matron. Stu- 
dents will have free access to the 
College Library and reading room. 
Further particulars will be given 
upon application to the President, 
Dr. D. C. Reber. 


XXXII Sir Roger and the Spectator 
at Wills' Coffee House. 

(A Paper written for English Clas- 
sics Course.) 
(No. 400. April 14, 1910. Holmes 
Adhuc sub judice lis est. 


While enjoying my cups at Wills, 
Sir Roger strode in and ordered his 
coffee and tobacco as usual. He 
seemed in even better humor than 
common and soon began to talk in 
his quaint but interesting manner. 

He iell into an account of how 
the coach, when nearing DeCoverley 
Hall, had broke down with hurt to 
those inside. The servants were 
sure Moll White had a hand in. it. 
He talked ^bout the widow also but 
not so warmly as of yore. The old 
gentleman seemed resigned to fate. 
"Love is blind," said he, " to be- 
lieve the widow would love an old 
fogy like me." Sir Roger was pro- 
ceeding in his harangue when Sir 
Andrew and Captain Sentry made 
their appearance, and the talk 
turned to the parties, the church, 
and the crown. 

Sir Roger could scarce conceal his 
boyish glee at the recent turn oi 
politics. He avowed the Tory ma- 
jority in the Commons would upbuild 
the church and strengthen the 


crown, the Tories already having in 
mind the building of fifty churches 
within the city walls. "It is well 
not to be cocksure about the matter," 
interrupted Sir Andrew. "You do 
not seem to know of the battles our 
General Marlborough v is gaining. 
How may the Tories oppose us? Our 
ministers are supported by the trades 
classes and townspeople. "Besides" 
he continue'!, "our majority in the 
Lords v/ill not be turncoats." 

The talk was now waxing, warm 
and Sir Roger was about to make 
reply when her Majesty's messenger 
entered and ordered his pipe and 

"What news," quoth my friends 
with one voice. "Good news for 
the queen's loyal subjects," said he; 
"our noble queen has saved the Tor- 
ies. Twelve new Tory lords has 
she created and the Whigs are all 

At this point my gravest fears 
were realized. The late bit of intel- 
ligence made the tumult wax greater 
an! greater between my friends, 
and my peaceful turn of mind bade 
me leave the dissension and seek 
the quiet of my lodgings. X. 

Mr. I. C. Williams' Address. 

(Dep. Commissioner of Forestry in 

I like the spirit of your Arbor Day. 
It means that you are thinking about 
something and that you are doing 
something. This day was founded 
by Mr. Morton of Nebraska in 1871, 
and since then Nebraska is no long- 
er a treeless state, but it is the home 
of millions of trees. 

Have you ever thought of what 
this world would be without woods, 
without trees? When America was 
settled? The settlers brought with 
them the arts and sciences, but there 
was no need for one science, — the 

science of Forestry. America is 
the home of forests. Pennsylvania 
was Penn's woods, you know, but 
if our trees keep on disappearing 
at the rate they have been going, it 
will soon be Penn's desert. In 'the 
days when this was Penn's woods 
the lumbermen went right and leit 
cutting down the finest trees that 
grew in this soil. Only when we 
come face to face with a problem 
that looks like a timber famine do 
we realize what these forests are to 

W T hat can our schools and colleges 
co toward helping to get this prob- 
lem on a good sound basis? Every 
school that has enough spirit about 
it to hold up its head ought to be the 
radiating center for all sorts of good. 
Our colleges should be the centers 
of literary spirit, of social spirit, and 
our young people should be trainel 
in the sciences and .arts which will 
make for the future welfare of the 
country. Now if a college stands for 
these things, it stands for good in 
all directions, and it should stand 
for forestry? We have got into a 
practical way of thinking about 
these problems. We want to 

combine science and art with 
practical knowledge. That is the 
best way that an educational insti- 
tution may assert its influence. The, 
boys and girls will stand for more 
when they live it. 

I learn that you teach Agriculture 
in this college. This is indeed a 
good thing, and I believe we are liv- 
ing in an age when Agriculture will 
mean more to our young people than 
Greek and Latin, perhaps. As for 
Greek and Agriculture, give me Agri- 
culture every time. True, your Greek 
will give you access to one of the fin- 
est languages in the world, but it will 
not go very far in helping you to 
make a living out of the ground. 


There is nothing that will be so help- 
ful to young people as a complete 
knowledge of the science of Agricul- 
ture. Stick to the soil and then you 
will be able to mould it to your own 
will. I believe it is possible to a- 
rouse such a spirit of interest in 
Agriculture in our colleges as will 
make the students, of their own voli- 
tion, want to know more about it, — 
know mere about tree life, woods, 
and wood life, tree growth, and for- 

The state of Pennsylvania has en- 
tered upon the work of dealing with 
the Forestry problem. The Presi- 
dent of the United States has said 
that the conservation of resources is 
one of the most important problems 
of this country, and that of "Forest- 
ry" stands first. 

There is no substance in all the 
world that can be worked and used 
and moulded and shaped like wood. 

It is estimated that the life of the 
forests in Pennsylvania is not beyond 
15 years. If this be true, it surely 
is time to do- something on this prob- 
lem. Did you ever think of the 
many uses of trees? (l)They cool 
the atmosphere, for the ordinary 
temperature of a tree is about 45 or 
48 degrees. They give off into the 
air 180 gallons of water in a day, 
thus making the air cool and moist. 
The leaves of trees have 40,000 pores 
to the square inch. (2) They 

give out the life giving ox- 
ygen, and take in from the atmos- 
phere harmful gasses. (3) They en- 
hance the value of real estate. The 
kinds of trees that persons should 
plant are the American elm, red oak, 
American linden, Norway maple, 
etc. Those not so desirable are the 
white maple and Carolina poplar. 

Pennsylvania owns 910,000 acres 
of forests and has thirty three forest- 
ers. Should the careless destruc- 

tion of forest trees continue, in fif- 
teen or twenty years we would be 
without trees. 

The' relation of trees to insect life 
and birds is an intensely interesting 
study. The agricultural products of 
U. S. one year amounted to $8,750, 
000,000. They would have amount- 
ed to one' tenth more, if it had not 
been for what the insects destroyed.. 
We should discourage the destruc- 
tion of birds and birds' homes (the 
trees) if we desire that the insect de- 
stroy not our crops. Each bird eats 
its own weight in insects daily. It 
is estimated that 30,000,000 ounces 
or 9 37 tons of insects are eaten by 
the birds every day. Don't buy the 
boys rifles for Christmas presents, 
and thus encourage them to .destroy 
our friends — the birds. They surely 
are great servants of the people. 

,It has been said that in ten years, 
insect life, if not curbed, would de- 
stroy all other life on the earth. 
Birds curb insect life in a marvelous 
way. The bird is man's best friend. 

Let us say to the lawmakers of 
this country that we are interested in 
Agriculture, and in Forestry, and see 
to it that these great questions re- 
ceive more encouragement in our 
schools and colleges. 

To you as young people I would 
say, while you are getting an educa- 
tion, get all you can; go out of col- 
lege with a good, well-rounded edu- 
cation, with a life well filled. And 
if you have made good use of your 
time, if you have thought upon the 
things of life and studied their influ- 
ences, then your life will be a life of 
success, and failure will never be 
written across the banner of this 



The Arbor day exercises which 
were in charge of the seniors were a 
decided success. 



The Cantata 

The Cantata in preparation for 
May 2 is entitled "Joseph". This 
fascinating Bible story is so familiar 
that it does not need to be told to 
our readers; but I dare say to those 
in the class who are studying it day 
after day, combined with harmony 
and melody, it has a new charm. 
The whole life of this interesting 
boy is told in song. Joseph (a ten- 
or) speaks first, represented by Prof. 
Wampler. The brethern soon ap- 
pear with evil intent as is represent- 
ed by their evil words put to appro- 
piate music. Mr. Tillman Ebersole 
who takes the part of Jacob soon 
appears and the brethern are very 
wroth because Joseph is the favorite 
and Jacob gives him a coat of many 
colors; also because of his dreams 
they are determined to show him if 
they will ever bow down to him. 
They laugh him. to scorn to think of 
such ia thing. 

The solos and duets are inter- 
spersed by well written choruses 
of strong harmonic effect, as well as 
pleasing melodies. The plan to 
kill Joseph did not carry out you 
recall, because one of his brethren 
plead for his life. But they sell 
him to the Midianites and they in 
turn sell him to the king in Egypt. 
Then the deception of taking his coat 
and dipping it in blood and returning 
to Jacob as though some evil beast 
had devoured Joseph and they were 
innocent. Jacob mourns for Joseph 
and could not be comforted. Some 
of the most pathetic work of the 
chorus is done at this point as they 
try to comfort Jacob. We recall 
the scenes in the king's palace in 
Egypt, how the butler and baker 
and king dream. Prof. Glasmire 
plays the part of king Pharaoh. 
Joseph, because he interprets the 

dream of the king, is made overseer 
of the land of Egypt. The story 
of seven years of famine and seven 
years of plenty is told, and then 
Joseph's brethren go to Egypt to 
buy corn and lo, they must bow down 
to Joseph. The trials they had in 
obtaining the corn were a just re- 
ward for their evil toward Joseph. 
Then Joseph calls his brethren and 
says he is not angry but will send 
for his father and mother and keep 
them henceforth. The chorus 

breaks forth in joy and praise to 
God for his work in turning evil 
into good and restoring the lost son 
to his aged lather. The final chor- 
uses are in choral style and very 
beautiful and rich in harmony. The 
other soloists are I. S. Wampler rep- 
resenting the part of Judah; Miss 
Markley, Joseph's sister; Miss Eliza- 
beth Kline, the Queen; Miss Annie 
Kline, the Princess; Mr. Hose, assist- 
ing on the part of Joseph; and tak- 
ing the part of Reuben; Mr. Geib, 
the herald. The Bible does not con- 
tain a more interesting story and one 
so much loved as that of "Joseph". 
The music adds much beauty to the 
story and this cantata promises to 
be equal in every particular, if not 
surpassing in effect any former one. 
The chorus class that has the oppor- 
tunity of studying from year to year 
such Bible stories put to music 
broadens the sympthies, and lifts the 
ideal of every member of the class, 
to higher thoughts and aspirations. 
They should consider it a blessed 


Some of the recent visitors at the 
College were, M'iss Anna M. Wright, 
Pottstown; Miss Connelly, Wilson 
College, Chambersburg, Pa.; Miss 
Ruth Stayer, Woodbury; Miss Jen- 
nie Guyer, New Enterprise; Messrs. 
George Wist and Raymond Winters, 
Mont Alto, Pa. 




Since we spoke to you last thru 
this department' considerable work 
has been done on the orchard. On 
Friday, April 8th, the trees were 
planted numbering in total 292 con- 
sisting of 150 Peaches, 92 Apples, 
30 Pears and 20 Plums. The varie- 
ties of peaches are the following: 
Champion, Old M'ixon, Elberta, Craw- 
ford's Early, Crawford's Late, Globe, 
Triumph; the apples are Smokehouse 
Summer Rambo, Winesap, Maiden 
Blush, York Imperial, Red Astrach- 
ian, Domine, Baldwin, Gano, Winter 
Rambo, R. I. Greenings; the pears 
are Bartlett, Kiefer, Blemish, Garb- 
er, Clapp's Favorite; the plums are 
Shipper's Pride, Beauty of Naples, 
Lombard, Lincoln, Bradshaw, Green 

Each tree was carefully planted, 
being watered after considerable 
loose earth had been thrown over 
the roots. The orchard is planted 
in potatoes so that it will be thor- 
oughly cultivated, which is very essen- 
tial to the young growing trees. The 
agriculture class, assisted by a num- 
ber of other students, planted about 
2000 strawberry plants, 300 red and 
black raspberries, and 2 5 currants. 
Bro. Guthrie took a snap-shot of the 
class at work on the ground. You 
may expect some smiling faces. 

We feel that this work of interest- 
ing the boys and girls on the farm 
should be encouraged by the friends 
of the Institution and we trust that 
the spirit of accurate and intensive 
farming will so be fostered here as 
to bear beautiful fruit in the lives of 
our coming generations. May we 
have your encouragement and sup- 
port in this matter? 


Beginning with this number we 
shall offer to all persons who are 

interested the opportunity for ask- 
ing any questions with reference to 
the farm. Send all queries to the 
Editor of the Agriculture Department 
addressed to Elizabethtown College, 
Elizabethtown, Pa., signing your full 
name and address so as to show good 

Queries Answered 

No 1 — Please explain why corn 
ground should be thoroughly har- 
rowed before planting. D. V. S. 

Many farmers have never learned 
the art of raising corn because of neg- 
lecting to properly prepare the soil 
before planting. There is no other crop 
which shows such large results from 
careful cultivation. Any one who 
has taken time to watch a grain of 
corn germinate, knows what large 
roots it pushes forth at once and this 
fact makes it very necessary to have 
fine, loose soil to live in. The 

ground should be thoroughly harrow- 
ed before planting. Do not be a- 
fraid of getting corn ground too loose 
or too finely pulverized. Rootlets 
cannot push their way into hard 
«lods, so be sure to have the clods 
well pulverized. After the corn 
is planted keep on cultivating the 
cornfield frequently. It will pay. 
Farmers, will you try this simple 
experiment? — Take four or five 
rows of corn which you will cultivate 
twice a week or oftener, each week 
after planting and let a few rows im- 
mediately adjoining the others which 
you will only cultivate twice or thrice 
during the season. The result will 
convince you during the first yeart 
trial. Please try it and report. 

H. K. OBER. 

Expressions of Thanks 

We wish to express our very high- 
est appreciation and many thanks to 
the following persons who have do- 


nated plants to the Agriculture De- 
partment: — 

Daniel Shank, 2000 Strawberry 
plants; Isaac B. Shaffer, 150 Red 
Raspberry plants; H. B. Wolgemuth, 
100 Black Raspberry plants; Hiram 
Shearer, 100 Blackberry plants. 


Seniors' Arbor Day Exercises 

In the early history of the institu- 
tion it became a custom for the seni- 
ors to observe Arbor Day with appro- 
priate exercises. These exercises 
were always the occasion for the 
first public appearance of the senior 
classes. Strenuous efforts have al- 
ways been put forth to render ex- 
cellent programs in order to leave a 
favorable impression. This year 
the seniors have not only profited 
by the successes of all the previous 
Arbor Day exercises, but they have 
endeavored to raise the standard of 
these programs and have scored a 
phenominal success. 

These exercises are usually held 
on the campus. This year the pro- 
gram was rendered in Music Hall 
where we had the advantages of in- 
strumental music. 

The program was as follows: Oc- 
tette, "Far in The Woodland"; Ad- 
dress, Pres. L. D. Rose; Essay, "The 
School Garden Movement in Ameri- 
ca", Katryn Moyer; Duet, "Whisper- 
ing Leaves", Misses Kline and Sheaff- 
er; Oration, The Conservation of 
American Forests", W. K. Gish; 
Recitation, "The Linden", Florence 
Miller; Bass Solo, "The Linden", 
Prof. W. E. Glassmire; Address, I. 
C. Williams, Dep. Com. of Forestry; 
Planting of the Tree. 

The music and other numbers ren- 
dered by individual members of the 
class were well given and appreciated 
by the audience. Praise is due Miss 

Kline lor her efforts in preparing the 
music, and especially for the last 
musical number for which she com- 
posed the music. 

The address* by Mr. Williams, a 
member of the state department of 
forestry, was full of truth and whole- 
some advice. He devoted his ad- 
dress to forestry in general, point- 
ing out the kind of trees that should 
be planted, their nurture, the bene- 
fits thej< confer, and he depicted very 
vividly the circumstances of a tree- 
less age. Mr. Williams was favor- 
ably impressed with the attitude of 
the Institution and Senior class with 
respect to observe Arbor Day. He 
was given a cordial welcome and 
will be gladly received whenever 
he chooses to return. 

MARY E. MYERS, Secretary. 

Society Anniversary 

The anniversary of the Keystone 
Literary Society held on April 8th, 
was largely attended and proved 
very interesting. Music Hall was 
nicely decorated with plants, cherry 
blossoms and penants. And before 
time for the exercises to begin the 
Hall was thronged with old students 
and friends of the school in general. 

It is customary to have some 
graduate or former student of the 
College to preside on Anniversary 
night. Mr. John M. Miller ('05,) 
of Lititz was the chairman on this 
occasion and Miss Anna L. Diffen- 
baugh of Elizabethtown was Secre- 

Prof. E. E. Eshleman of the Coll- 
ege faculty opened the meeting with 
prayer. The following program 
was then rendered: — 

Piano Soli — Valse Humoristique- 
Ringuet "The Sailor Boy's Dream," 
Hache by Miss Elizabeth Kline, '10; 
Address of Welcome by J. M. Miller, 
'05; Reading "Mary Alice Smith" by 
Miss Rebekah Schaeffer, '12; Male 
Quartette — Essay "Richard Watson 
Gilder" by Miss Olive A. Myers, '10; 
Oration "Four Cycles" by S. G. Mey- 
er, '10; "Song Voices of the Woods" 
Rubenstein by Miss Jennie Miller, 
'09; Address "Books" — Prof. Har- 
bold, Millersville Normal School; 
Piano Quartette, — Galop de Concert 
— Milde by Misses Withers, Kline, 
Smith, Miller; Literary Echo by R. 
W. Schlosser, '11. 


Prof. Harbold in his address on 
"Books," gave us excellent advice. 
In his classification he spoke of the 
touch-me-not books; tastable books, 
or those that we like to pick up o.ten 
and read what pleases our fancy; 
the read-to-the-finish books, such as 
the works of Dickens, Thackery Scott, 
Hawthorne, Cooper, and Irving; and 
the re-read books such as "Eternal 
Goodness" and "Silas Marner." In 
the beg nning Mr. Harbold paid a 
tribute to the Bible as the greatest 
of all Looks. 

The different numbers on the pro- 
gram were rendered in a way which 
did credit to the performers, the pro- 
gram committee, and to the school 
in general. 


Keller-Gamel. — On Easter mo/rn- 
ing March 27, 1910, at the Lutheran 
parsonage, in Shrewsbury, York Co., 
Pa., Henry C. Keller (00) and Annie 
Gamel w r ere united in marriage by 
the Rev. N. S. Wolf. Mr. Keller 
is now located in Shrewsbury, near' 
the home of his father, and is em- 
ployed in the Shrewsbury Furniture 

Hershman-Pfaltzgroff — On Sun- 
day, February 13, Mr. Jno. R. Hersh- 
man of Mechanicsburg, Cumberland 
Co., and M'iss Fairy A. Pfaltzgraff of 
Carlisle, Pa.,, were united in mar- 
riage by Rev. Jacobs. The ceremony 
took place in the home of Mr. Keen- 
ey, York, Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hershman are em- 
ployed in the Kreider Ehoe Factory 
of this place, and they board on 
Park Street. 

Stauffer-Kenny — Mr. George A. 
W. Stauffer ('09) of Mechanicsburg, 
Cumberland County, and Miss Mary 
C. Kenny this city, were married 
March 13, 1910. The ceremony 
took place at 9:00 A. M. at the home 
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
M'ilton Kenny, 32 North Belvidere 
Avenue. The Rev. Melvin A. Jac- 
obs, West York, officiated. Only 
the immediate families and close 
friends af the contracting parties 
were present. After a wedding 
dinner Mr. and Mrs. Stauffer left for 
Mechanicsburg, where they now re- 

To all of these newly mairied 
friends Our College Times extends 
congratulations and best wishes. 

Illustrated Lectures. 

We were privileged to have with 
us from April 5 to 11, Bro. W. R. 
Miller and his son Ralph of Chicago. 

Bro. Miller who has traveled over 
12 5,000 miles in visiting the Bible 
Lands and foreign countries, and in 
making two trips around the world, 
gave us four illustrated lectures 
which were much appreciated. 

The ruins of the "Seven Churches 
of Asia" composed of barren, deso- 
late wastes, massive walls and forti- 
fications, as well as popular cities, 
were illustrated beautifully and the 
prophesies concerning them force- 
fully portrayed. 

Biblical prophecy and its fulfill- 
ment were clearly demonstrated by 
the scenes in and around the city of 

The celebration of the Greek 
Ephiphany by some five-thousand 
itussian Greek pilgrims, on the bank 
of the Jordan River, was a scene sel- 
dom witnessed. 

In Egypt not only the great pyra- 
mids, coffers and sarcophagi were 
shown, but a photograph of the mum- 
my of Rameses II, the Pharaoh of 
the oppression who lived during the 
time of Moses. 

Another object of great interest 
was the palace of Nebuchadnezzar at 
Bobylon, which was one thousand 
feet wide and sixteen hundred feet 
long, the walls thirty six feet thick, 
composed of burned brick thirteen 
inches square and three inches thick. 

Near the palace is the foundation 
of the supposed "Tower of Babel" 
which is eight hundred feet square. 

The lectures were concluded with 
scenes in India taken near the place 
where sister Catharine Zigler, who 
went out of this institution recently 
as a missionary, is located. 


Library Notes 

During March books received at 
the Library were as follows: 

From the Trustees of the Car- 
negie Foundation — Fourth Anni'jal 
Report of the President and Treas- 

From Hon. W. W. Griest — Ames 
Comprehensive index to Gov't. Pub- 
lications. 1881-93, (vol. 4;) Docu- 
ment Catalogue, No. 7; American 
Historical Association Report, 1894, 


1895, 1S9G, (vol. 1), 1897, 1901, 
(2 vols.), 1902, (2 vols.), 1903 (2 

From the State Librarian — Smull's 
Legislative Hand Book '09; Sta- 
tutes at Large of Penn'a., vol. 13, 
1787-1790; Hampton Battery of the 
Civil War, 18C1-C5; Report Dept. of 
Fisheries, 1908: Fire and Marine In- 
surance Report, '08; History of 153rd 
Regiment Penn'a. Volunteer Infan- 
try, 18G2-G3; Report Secretary of 
Internal Affairs, Part 3, 1908; Re- 
port Adjutant General, 1907; Report 
Dep't. of Mines, Bituminous, 1908; 
Report Board of Public charities, 
190 7; Report and Official Opinions 
of Attorney General, 1907-08; Re- 
port of State Treas., 1909; Report 
Commissioner of Banking, Part 3, 
1908; Report Dep't. Agriculture 
1908; Report Dept. of Mines, Part 1, 
1908; The Eighteenth Penna. Caval- 
ry, 18G3-G5; Penn'a. Life Insurance 
Report, 1908. 

L. R. ROSE, Librarian. 

M'r. Harnfsli's Address. 

(Continued from Kehruary Number ) 

These rules of health are not only 
important to those of you who had 
good health and lost it, but to those 
who have good health and desire to 
retain it. 

Thousands of men are falling out 
of the race every, day and are rele- 
gated into obscurity on account of 
broken health. They cannot stand 
the fast business pace that is set in 
this day and generation. 

Good health and physical endurance 
are the "Sine qua non" of marked in- 
dividual success in any avocation or 

The intelligent powers of individ- 
uals differ widely. It is given to 
but few, in comparison with the 
many who are engaged in business 
and professional callings, to attain 
to a national reputation. Some men 
are blessed with greater intellectual 
powers than others. But the man 
with one talent may, with proper 
education and discipline, be a success 
in life. 

You must first realize your own 
intellectual shortcomings and defi- 
ciencies. If you cannot do that now 
a few knocks and bumps in the big 
world will soon bring you to the pro- 
per realization of them. 

A client once called upon a great 
corporation lawyer and propounded 
to him a number of most difficult 
and intricate questions. The lawyer 
noted them down carefully and said 
to him, "Please call in a few days and 
I will give you an opinion." But 
the client insisted that he must have 
an immediate answer. The great 
lawyer said, "I cannot give you an 
opinion instantly, there are too mnny 
deep principles of lav/ involved. 
However, (touching a button,) I can 
call in some one who will tell you 
anything and everything you may 
want to know. I refer to my son 
who has just graduated from col- 

Observation is one of the chief 
sources of self help, and is at the 
very foundation of a good education. 
Learn to know the names of objects 
and the parts of objects that you 
come in contact with daily. Learn 
to snell those names and make it a 
practice to use the words in your 
conversation and writing. 

The person who has cultivated 
such a habit of observation can give 
you an entertaining, instructive and 
intelligent account of what he does 
and sees, while the person who does 
not so observe, may have the ideas 
and pictures in his mind of objects, 
but cannot intelligently describe 

The great majority of readers 
read too much and do not read well. 
They read for the story and the 
thought, and do not observe the dic- 
tion and the grammatical and rheto- 
rical constructions. In their read- 
ing they acquire but little language. 

I charge each one of you, there- 
fore, to limit your reading to what 
:s best in newspapers, magazines 
and books, and read for the language 
as well as for the substance and 

The use of Good English may and 
should be acquired, also, by observing 
the conversation of those who speak 
correctly. After you have observed 
and noted and learned, speak and 
write about your impressions, en- 
deavoring always to "put your best 
foot forward"; to do the best you 
are capable of, and, if the occasions 
do not present themselves, make 
them. You may have a father, moth- 
re, brother, sister, sweetheart or /ife 
you can impose upon. Until you 



have acquired the correct use of Eng- 
lish, take chances on being a bore.' 

Language is the medium of 
thought. It is the means oi acquir- 
ing ideas and thoughts, and the 
means of expressing them. Why no 
you hear so frequently the expres- 
sion "I don't understand." It is 
usually because the person whc is 
endeavoring to express his thoughts 
cannot fit them out in correct lan- 
guage or because the hearer does not 
have a knowledge of language 
sufficient to interpret them. 
The ability to express your thoughts 
•correctly, and to interpret the 
thoughts of others, accompanied with 
the habit of being accurate and 
prompt, are factors which will ren- 
der your services almost invaluable 
to your employer, and will carry you 
forward on the road to success. 

Incorrect use or interpretation of 
language has caused many railroad 
wrecks and many disasters on land 
and sea. It has caused the loss of 
thousanis, even millions, in contracts 
and business matters, and is responsi- 
ble for many exasperating experi- 
ences. ' 

A young man may have splendid 
physical and intellectual equipment 
and yet be lacking in the moral qual- 
ities that make for success. Every 
young man at the threshold of his 
career, should make up his mind to 
do the right as he sees the right, 
regardless of the cost. 

There can be no sacrifice too great 
for a principle. Death itself is only 
temporary, but the evil consequences 
of a violated principle may be eter- 

Have convictions as to what is 
right and wrong, and then, above all, 
have the courage of those convic- 
tions, and be gained by them. 

If you start aright and keep yuur 
record good, you are in position to 
stand and fight for a good cause. 
On the contrary, if there are pages in 
your record that will not bear the 
light of day, all your opponent needs 
to do, is to put his finger on that 
page and he can then either bulldoze 
you into supporting an evil cause, or 
discredit you before the people. 
That is the great weapon of the cor- 
rupt politician. 

Theodore Roosevelt and D. Clar- 
ence Gibbony are men of the charac- 
ter I refer to. They have laid down 

certain general principles of right 
land wrong for their guidance, and 
stand to those principles, regardless 
of consequence. Thus they have a 
standard by which they have been 
able promptly to render a decision on 
the many questions that have been 
presented to them. They have made 
mistakes, but mistakes of the head 
and not the heart. 

Honesty is the best policy, and 
honesty and truthfulness are funda- 
mentals in any truly successful life. 

Several years ago Elihu Root v/as 
called upon to make a speech before 
the members of the Stock Exchange 
of New York. There was assembled be 
fore him many of the country's most 
distinguished leaders of finance and 
trade, and at the close of his speech 
he had occasion to say, "I would rath- 
er that my son should have the lion- 
or and patriotism of Theodore Roose- 
velt in his heart than that he should 
have all the millions that you repre- 
sent in his bank account." 

Read and imitate the lives of great 
men and women such as Roosevelt, 
Lincoln, Washington, and Florence 
Ninghtingale. Have the mastery of 
yourselves. Be healthy in body, 
strong and vigorous in intellectual 
achievements and, above all, hold 
your honor high. 

With your permission I will close my 
remarks by reciting to you a prayer 
which was composed by a member 
of the legal fraternity, but which has 
never been delivered in church or 
Sunday School. I believe that you 
will agree with me in saying that it 
contains nothing but what is elevat- 
ing and helpful. My young friends 
who are about to graduate may per- 
haps appreciate the sentiment there- 
in contained, after they grow into 
more mature manhood and woman- 
hood, and after they have come up 
against and wrestled with the seri- 
ous problems of life: — 

Eld. J. Kurtz Miller of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., while on his way to district 
meeting at Annville, paid a short 
visit to College friends Apr. 12. 

Prof. H. K. Ober, who is District 
Sunday school secretary of Eastern 
Penn., spent Saturday and Sunday 
April 9 and 10, in Philadelphia vis- 
iting Sunday schools, and looking 
after the interests of the orphanage 
work of Eastern Penn. 




These beautiful spring days the 
campus is alive with students, play- 
ing tennis, croquet and base ball; 
while a few of the more industrious 
ones are patiently lollowing their 
leader Prof. Ober in the strawberry 
patch: still there are others who pre- 
fer looking on and talking of future 
ripe strawberries. 

Sunday Apr. 10., a number of the 
students and teachers visited the 
ruins of the recent fire at Middle- 

The splendid program rendered 
Apr. 8, on the occasion of the eighth 
anniversary of the Keystone Liter- 
ary Society was largely attended. 

Apr. 7, Mr. W. D. Reel of Philadel- 
phia, who is a representive of the 
Pennsylvania Sabbath School Asso- 
ciation, lead in chapel exercises and 
gave a most excellent talk to the stu- 

Miss Carrie Ellis spent Saturday 
and Sunday, April 10, with Miss Na- 
omi Stouffer near Lawn. 

Prof. Eshleman and wife spent a 
few days at Mrs. Eshleman's home 
near Waynesboro. While there 

they attended the District Meeting 
of the Southern district of Pa. 
which was held at Waynesboro Apr. 
13 and 14th. 

Eld. S. H. Hertzler, Treas. of our 
Board of Trustees, and Prof. H. K. 
Ober will represent the Elizabeth- 
town Church at the Annual Confer- 
ence to be held on the Chautauqua 
grounds at Winona Lake, Indiana, 
in June. 

Dr. D. C. Reber and A. G. Longe- 
necker Tepresented the Elizabeth- 
town church at the District meet- 
ing of Eastern Penn. held at 
Annville, Apr. 14. Prof. Ober also 
attended this meeting and served as 
reading clerk. 

Our Acting President, Dr. D. C. 
Reber and A. G. Longenecker repre- 
sented Elizabethtown Church at the 
Dist. Meeting held at Annville, Leb. 
Co., in April. 

Mr. Schwenk of Loganton, Pa., 
a former student, stopped a while at 
the College while on his way to the 
District meeting of Southern Penn. 
held at Waynesboro, Pa., Apr. 14th. 

Get out your microscopes. It 
is whispered that a Junior Class has 
been organized and that the Juniors 
are really among us. 


Religious Appointments. 

Regular Preaching Services: — 

Mar. 20 — Sermon by Eld. S. R. 
Zug. Subject, "What Shall Wc 

Do?" Text, Acts 2:37. 
M'ar. 27 — No services — Vacation. 

Apr. 3 — Sermon by E. E. Eshle- 
man. Subject, "The Cross of 
Christ." Text, I Cor. 15:3. 

Apr. 10 — Sermon by W. R. M'iller 
of Chicago. Subject, "The Over- 
coming Life." Text, Rev. 12:11. 

Apr. 17 — No sermon here — Quar- 
terly S. S. Meeting in town. 
Mid-Week Prayer Meetings: — 

Mar. 23 — Led by A. M. Dixon. 

Mar. 30 — Led by Frank Carper. 

Apr. G — Led by W. K. Gish. 

Apr. 13 — Led by B. F. Waltz. 

Apr. 20 — Led by Agnes Ryan. 
Sunday Bible Classes: — 

Taught by Prof. E. E. Eshleman 
and Miss Fogelsanger. Meet every 
Sunday at 8.15 a. m. International 
S. S. Lessons used. 
Teacher Training Class: — 

Teacher, A. P. Geib. Meets Sat- 
urday at 11:00 A. M. 
Missionary Reading Circle: — 

Teacher, Earl E. Eshleman. Meets 
Saturday at 6:45 P. M. 

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Vol. VII 


No. 9 





Editor-in-Chief L. MARGARET HAAS, 



Alumni AMOS P. GEIB, 


M. A. GOOD, 

Managing Editor 


Business Manager 

Our College Times is published monthly, except in August and September. Subscription price < ten 
numbers) 50 cents. Single numbers, 5 cents. 

Entered as Second-Class Matter April 19, 190!), at Elizabeth town Post Office, 


June is our opportunity, and we 
may as well embrace it. May has 
gone, -and we have only the present 
time, which if we will improve, will 
be of more value than a "silver 
spoon." We are all God's bees 

gathering honey for His hive, I trust. 
Oh how much sweetness there is a- 
round us! Life's meadows are over- 
flowing with rich and rare perfumes, 
and flowers are springing everywhere 
Let us store up honey for the future: 
loving and gentle words, little unex- 
pected kindnesses, charitable deeds, 
and daily sacrifices — these will come 
back to us in .golden honey for the 
Hive of * Eternity. 
• , : — SELECTED^ 

Vanishing Courtesy. 

In mediaeval times the knights 
took an oath promising to defend 
the weak and helpless, to protect the 
church, and to respect women. 

Why is the chivalry of the knights 
and the courtesy of gentlemen in 
general to ladies so little practiced 
to-day? Why do men occupy the 
seats in. parks , and ..other; public. 

places, refusing to heed the signs 
"For Women and Children" which 
a,re attached to these seats, while 
many women, perhaps older them- 
selves, are obliged to stand? Does 
it not prove a lack of courtesy, even 
in officials when in case such men 
are arrested (as was the case in one 
of our large cities) the magistrate 
decided that such signs constitute a 
dead letter of municipal chivalry, 
and he discharged the men without 

He further said that seats in a 
park are free to every body, regard- 
less of age, color, or previous condi- 
tion of 'deference to park orders. 
" Many men do not think it their 
duty to give up their seats in crowded 
cars to women who are standing, even 
though the women are older, or have 
children'on their arms. The leading 
rule seems to be "First come, first 
served," in church, in the lecture- 
rOom, on the trolley and steam cars, 
or on park benches. 

Some one asks these questions: 
"Does all this mean a profession of 
selfishness on the part of man? Or 
is it true that woman invited these 
conditions by going into business and 


asking the right to vote? It scarce- 
ly will be argued that the world is 
better off by ceasing to regard the 
courtesies of sex." 

Another says, — "The point to be 
discussed is this — if new conditions, 
— either social or business, are bring- 
ing about a greater disrespect or 
disregard for womankind, whether 
partially her own fault or not, are 
we in the home, school and pulpit 
paying the attention we should to the 
decay of fine manners which are the 
main mark of the gentleman and 

Are we watching the rise and prog- 
ress of "Young America" as we 
should? Are over-indulgence at 

home and a good, easy time at school 
with a mimimum of wholesome dis- 
cipline and moral instruction, not en- 
couraging that selfishness which is 
the base of bad manners? 

With the mother at the wash tub 
and the daughter at the piano; the 
father at the forge or, in the shop 
with the son strutting the streets, a 
loafing dude — is not the home teach- 
ing that egotism and consideration of 
self that has no use for good man- 

This subject, as we have often 
said, is an important one, as with the 
decay of manners must come a decay 
in moral throughout the whole social 
fabric. Love of others and consider- 
ation for their feelings and happiness 
never harms any one and looks upon 
woman with reverence. Selfishness 
has the opposite effect, so that the 
old are treated with disrespect and 
the honor of the young woman is 
subject to words of flippancy and the 
conduct of death." 

evening by Elder Mitchell Stover of 
Waynesboro, Pa. 

Monday, June 13. — The Music De- 
partment will render a program in 
the evening. 

Tuesday, June 14. — The graduates 
in the Commercial department will 
have a program of their own on 
Tuesday evening. Prof. W. K. Gish, 
Head of the Department, will give 
the Opening Address. Other features 
will be, — Declamation by Edgar 
Diehm, Oration by Walter Eshleman, 
and a special address by some promi- 
nent speaker from a distance. 

Wednesday afternoon, June 15, the 
Class Day Exercises will be held. 
Some of the numbers on this program 
will be, — Class History by Francis 
Stephan, Class Prophecy by Prof. W. 
E. Glasmire, Class Poem by Daisy P. 

Wednesday evening, June 15, the 
Public Alumni Meeting will be held 
in the interests of the Alumni Asso- 

Thursday, June 16, — Commence- 
ment exercises proper will be held be- 
ginning at 9:00 A. M. 

Those who have been chosen to re- 
present the graduates in the Peda- 
gogical course on Commencement 
day are, — Floy Crouthamel, Kathryn 
Moyer, S. G. Meyer, and B. F. Waltz; 
in the English Scientific course, Mary 
Myers, Olive Myers, Blanche Rowe 
and Holmes Falkenstein; in the 
Voice Culture course, Prof. W. E. 
Glasmire; in the Piano course, Cecil 

Calender for Commencement Week 

Sunday, June 12. — The baccalaur- 
eate sermon will be preached in the 

Who Will Give the $5000? 

In the April number of Our Col- 
lege Times the topic "What $5000 
will do" was explained and discussed. 
We hope that in the heart of some 
one there is germinating the idea of 
becoming this great benefactor to 



humanity. Remember what this $5, 
000 endowment would do:- 

If the interest of $5,000 amount- 
ing annually to $2 50, would be used 
annually in paying the entire expens- 
es of only one student and he would 
have the benefit of this sum for two 
years to complete a two years' gen- 
eral literary course, and then be giv- 
en 2 years time before he would pay 
his first $250 back, and the next year 
the other $250 and so on, at the end 
of five years three young people 
would have graduated in a two 
years' course and the fourth would 
be half way through his course. 
There would be two students in 
school each year instead of one. At 
the end of ten years ten persons 
would have graduated, two would be 
half through their course, and four 
persons would now be in school all 
the time instead of one. At the end 
of fifteen years, twenty-one would 
have graduated, three would be half 
through and five persons would be in 
school each year instead of one. At 
the end of twenty years, thirty-eight 
would have graduated, three would 
be half through and seven persons 
would now be in school. 

What more? The original $5000 
would now have doubled itself and 
there would be thereafter really $10, 
000 at work for all time. In fifty 
years, this original $5000 would have 
educated between one and two hun- 
dred worthy young people who would 
ever gratefully remember this bene- 
factor, and the school would have 
been helped in the way of patronage 
and been made more useful in con- 
ferring the blessings of a Christian 
Education. Of course there might be 
some of these beneficiaries thatwould 
die or meet with misfortune so that 
they could never pay back the loan. 
But if so, would it not have been a 
blessing nevertheless? 

Now think of the good such young 
people would be to their community, 
to the state, the church, and to the 
world! Some would be teachers; 
others ministers of the gospel and 
missionaries; others housewives, and 
mothers, others musicians, bankers 
and farmers. 

In one hundred years, the extent 
of the good ofthese $5000 thatmight 
have been left to some unapprecia- 
tive or at least unneeciy son or daugh 
ter would be incalculable, if thus 
used in the cause of Christian educa- 
tion, and ,1 believe would prove to the 
donor to be treasures laid up in heav- 

If some one is interested in this 
suggestion, the mangement will glad- 
ly enter into correspondence and fur- 
nish further information. The don- 
or would receive credit for this gift 
by having his name mentioned here- 
after in the annual catalogue of the 
college in connection with scholar- 
ships and the endowment fund, as 
for instance, the Buch Scholarship, or 
the Rider Scholarship, or the Dr. 
Roebuck Scholarship, etc. 

Come to see the work the school 
is trying to accomplish and associate 
your name with the most farreaching 
and the most significant force in 
Christian civilization. 

The news of the death of King Ed- 
ward VII of England came to the 
nations of the world as a thunder- 

We Americans should pay his 
memory due respect for he was ever 
our friend, as was his Mother, Queen 
Victoria, when we most needed a 
friend, during the trying times of the 
Civil War. We are reminded by the 
Lane. Examiner of the fact that on 
the eve of that great conflict the 
dead King was visiting us as Prince 


of Wales, a boy of nineteen, and the 
impressions he then imbibed of us 
were friendly and kindly, and they so 
remained until the end of his days. 

We think it quite fitting that Theo- 
dore Roosevelt, a man so truly Amer- 
ican, was appointed to represent our 
nation at the funeral of King Ed- 

The many friends of Miss L. Mar- 
garet Haas will be sorry to learn 
that she has given up her work at the 
College on account of ill health. She 
left us on Saturday, April 2 3. We 
miss her on the Hall, in the class- 
room, and in the dining-room. Her 
decided manner, mild voice, quick 
thought, graceful step, bright intel- 
lect, and Christian character are with 
us no more, but they will linger in 
our memories and exert their influ- 
ence evermore. 

All graduates who deliver orations 
on Commencement day will please 
place in the hands of the Editor, be- 
fore leaving College, an extract of 
their orations, — only a paragraph or 
two — for publication in the July 
number of Our College Times. 

Subscription Terms 

Our College Times is published in 
the interests of Elizabethtown Col- 
lege, and for the advancement of 
literary culture and of true educa- 
tion. 'Its subscription price is 50 
cents a year in advance. 

New subscriptions may begin at 
any time. Our aim is to have each 
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promptly to our subscribers. If 
your paper does not reach you, don't 
wait three or four months, but write 
us at once — pleasantly if you can — 
so that we may investigate. 

All subscriptions should be sent to 
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The New Building. 

The work of several departments 
has been hindered to some entent 
for several years by not having the 
proper amount of classroom space as 
well as not having the equipment 
which the departments need. The 
chemical laboratory as well as the 
physical laboratory is in very cramp- 
ed quarters. We hope that the 
friends of Elizabethtown College will 
make a new Science Hall possible by 
another year. 

The Board of Trustees announce 
the fact that they are anxious to have 
the College debt all paid and to take 
up the matter of further building. 
They have arranged to have Prof. H. 
K. Ober be their authorized repre- 
sentative in the field for soliciting 
funds and students, during a part of 
the coming school year he is to spend 
part of his time in the field and the 
other time he is to give to the devel- 
opment of the agriculture depart- 
ment. His class room work is to 
be so arranged as to enable him to 
meet his classes Wednesday, Thurs- 
day and Friday of each week. 

We hope that the payment of the 
addition of nearly six acres to the 
campus and the new building and 
the liquidating of the remaining debt 
can be accomplished by raising a fund 
of $2 5,000. Will the friends of the 
College help to make this possible 


by subscribing to this noble cause? 
We feel that they will. When Prof. 
Ober calls on you we bespeak for 
him a cordial reception and a will- 
ingness to contribute. 

The College Lake. 

The conditions for getting runn- 
ing water through the campus are 
now possible. What a fine feature 
a beautiful lake would be. Who 
will take up the matter and make it 
possible? Let us hear from you. 

The Sewing Course. 

With the beginning of the coming 
school year we are glad to announce 
the fact that a practical seamstress 
has been secured to give instrction 
in sewing. We have felt for some 
time that our institution should offer 
a course in sewing and now it is a re- 
ality. Look for the course as out- 
lined in the catalogue which will be 
out by Commencement. We hope 
many will be able to avail themselves 
of this opportunity as the work is so 
arranged that the regular students in 
the literary courses can carry this 
work as easily as some of them carry 
the work in music. 

And, grasping blindly above it for 
Climbs to a soul for grass and 
The flush of life may well be seen 
Thrilling back over hills and val- 
The cowslip startles in meadows 
The buttercup catches the sun in 
its chalice, 
And there's never a leaf or a blade 
too mean 
To be some happy creature's pal- 
The little bird sits at his door in the 
Atilt like a blossom among the 
And iets his illumined being o'errun 
With the deluge of summer it re- 
His mate feels the eggs beneath her 

And the heart in her dumb breast 

flutters and sings; 
He sings to the wide world, and she 

to her nest, — 
In the nice ear of Nature which song 
is the best? 



A Day in June. 

And what is so rare as a day in June? 

Then, if ever, come perfect days; 
Then Heaven tries the earth if it be 
in tune, 
And over it softly her warm ear 
Whether we look, or whether we lis- 
We hear life murmur, or see it glis- 
Every clod feels a stir of might, 
An instinct within it that reaches 
and towers, 

The Negro in America 

(A Theme in Rhetoric) 
One of the most striking and inter- 
esting things about the American ne- 
gro is the extent to which he has in- 
tertwined his life with that of the 
white race about him. The negro 
has shared in the work and activi- 
ties of the original settlers of the 
country, and has been closely related 
to them in interest, in sympathy and 
in sentiment. In fact there is scarce- 
ly any enterprise of moment under- 
taken by a member of the white 
race, in which the negro has not had 
some part. 



The reason that the negro is found 
so closely associated with the white 
man in all his labors and adventures 
is that, with all his faults, the negro 
seldom betrays a specific trust. Al- 
though he is an individual who does 
not clearly distinguish between his 
own property and that of his neigh- 
bor, when a definite thing of value is 
given to him, in nine cases out of ten, 
he will not betray that trust. This 
is a trait that characterizes the negro 
wherever he is found. It is a com- 
mon thing in the south for the heads 
of the household to go away and 
leave all things of value in the care 
of their negro servants. In spite of 
this fact, it has rarely been heard 
that, in a case of this kind, the negro 
servants have proved dishonest. 

Although the negro is found close- 
ly associated with the white man, he 
must avoid crossing the color line. 
It is a little difficult, however, to de- 
termine upon what principle this line 
is drawn in America. Customs dif- 
fer as to this in different parts of the 
country and even in different districts 
of the same city. For instance, in 
one part of a city a negro may be 
able to get a meal at a public lunch 
counter, but in another part of the 
same city he cannot do so. Condi- 
tions differ widely in the different 
states. For example, in Virginia a 
negro is expected to ride in a seperate 
railway coach; in West Virginia he 
can ride in the same coach with the 
white people. 

In spite of being placed in all these 
different situations, the negro has 
been and is moving forward every- 
where and in every direction. In the 
first place the negro is multiplying. 
From the year 1808 to 1900 the ne- 
gro population increased from 1,337, 
000 to 8,840,000 and between 1880 
and 1900 negroes multiplied thirty 
four per cent. This shows that the 

negro is holding his own. Second- 
ly, he has gone forward along econo- 
mic lines. In 1900, nineteen per 
cent oi the negro race were overseers 
or owners of farms. In 1890, eight- 
teen per cent of the black race own- 
ed homes; in 1900, twenty-one per 
cent, an increase of ten per cent in 
ten years. This shows that he is 
pushing forward in the acquisition of 
wealth. Further, the negro is ad- 
vancing intellectually. In 1900, be- 
tween the ages of ten and fourteen 
only thirty per cent were illiterate, 
while the per cent of illiteracy of 
those over sixty-five was eighty-five, 
showing the rapid rise of the coming 
generation. Among the southern ne- 
groes in 1900 there was twenty-five 
per cent less illiteracy than in 1890, 
while among the southern whites 
there was only twenty-seven per cent 
less illiteracy, showing that the 
southern whites reduced illiteracy 
only two per cent more than the ne- 
groes did. Lastly, the negro is de- 
veloping along moral and religious 
lines. According to a statement 
made by Mr. Booker T. Washington 
in 1902, no negro, educated in the 
higher institutions of learning has 
been charged with the recent assaults 
against women. True, the colored 
man has been charge! with quite a 
number of crimes but this is due to 
the fact that he was ignorant and" not 
that he was black. A large portion 
of the negro ministers are earnest, 
thoughtful men who are abreast of 
the present day conditions. Fur- 
ther, the educated colored people are 
not neglecting the church but instead 
are the most active church workers. 
Thus we see that the race is not de- 
generating along these lines. 

Hence, considering the negro's ad- 
vance in America along the lines of 
race vitality, ability to acquire wealth 
intellectual development, and moral 


and religious progress, it is safe to 
say that the American negro's ability 
to rise in the scale of civilization is, 
in a large degree like the white 
man's, unlimited. 


School Garden Movement in Amer- 

(Paper read on Arbor Day, Apr. 7, 

America has only be:;un to realize 
her opportunity in the value of the 
School Garden as an educational 
force among the millions of children 
in her crowded cities. The first 
School Garden in America so far as 
we can learn, was established in Bos- 
ton by Henry S. Clapp, 1890. This 
garden was originally intended for 
wild flowers, and so well has the 
work succeeded that at present it 
contains more than one hundred and 
fifty native wild plants. Massachus- 
etts is probably ahearl of all other 
states in School Gardens, but the 
movement is spreading rapidly thru 
out the entire country. The Nation- 
al Cash Register Company of Dayton, 
Ohio, is a notable example of a cor- 
poration establishing and maintain- 
ing Gardens for the children of their 
employes, a work that has been suc- 
cessfully carried on for many years. 

The term School Garden need not 
necessarily mean a garden on the 
school grounds, or near the school 
building, but rather Children's Gar- 
dens under the supervision of the 
Public School teacher. These gar- 
dens may be located at the children's 
homes, although where there is avail- 
able ground, there* is at least a small 
space near the school devoted to the 
work, sufficient to teach the children 
how to plant and eare for the vari- 
ous varieties and thereby enable 
them to maintain successful gardens 
at home. 

By means of Children's Gardens 
many children are taken off the 
streets during the vacation period, 
and still are given pleasant out of 
door occupation in which they are 
interested. It appeals to the child 
to see something happen and to 
watch the development of plant life 
in his own garden. There is al- 
ways something for the child to look 
forward to, always something to ex- 
cite his curiosity and his wonder. 

The Children's Garden teach the 
elements of the industry on which 
fife principally depends: — Agricul- 
ture — and thus promotes a desire for 
the rural districts where the purer 
life is lived and where nature's ele- 
vating influence surrounds him, in- 
stead of the desire for crowded cities. 

By teaching the care and protec- 
tion of tender, growing plants the 
emotions of the child are educated, 
and by the independent and self-re- 
liant work, his character is moulded. 
The child is prepared for citizenship 
for he is practically taught the care 
of private and public property. 

This work is the only solution of 
the question of how to bring up the 
boys and girls in cities to be good 
citizens. It is a well known fact 
that city life for the boys and girls 
up to the age of fourteen years, is 
one of comparative idleness during 
the Summer vacation months, and 
little if any responsibilities before 
and after school during the remaind- 
er of the year. This work occupies 
his leisure time. It takes him back 
to nature. 

In connection with the School Gar- 
dens the Flower Mission is carried 
on by the Sunday School children. 
Its purpose is to encourage and teach 
the children everywhere to grow 
flowers because of their refining and 
elevating influence. The work is of 
the highest and noblest order. 



On Flower Sunday children distri- 
bute the flowers among the sick and 
aged and carry large baskets full to 
the Hospitals. 

The children of the districts in 
which this movement is carried on 
have taken hold of the work very en- 
thusiastically, especially the smaller 
ones. Much pleasure and profit is 
derived from their summer's work 
in the Gardens. Flowers are cul- 
tivated where they were never grown 
before. Lawns are improved, 

grounds beautified, and towns under 
the influence of the work, have shown 
a marked improvement. It certain- 
ly stimulates the love of flowers in 
both parents and children. The 
beautifying of the home yard appeals 
to the children and their parents 
alike. Many persons have caught the 
spirit of beautifying their homes, 
planted flowers, and otherwise cared 
for their premises in a way they had 
never done before. The enthusiasm 
engendered in one town was instru- 
mental in causing a number of busi- 
ness men to purchase and turn over 
to their city certain real estate for a 
Public Park. Great improvements 
have been made, and are being ef- 
fected, that heretofore were neglect- 
ed. The rubbish heap is now a 
green mound with sun-flowers, beans 
morning glories in friendly proxim- 

Some children having no yards 
procured window and porch boxes 
realizing splendid results, and in oth- 
er ways show appreciation and en- 
joyment of nature's blessings. Many 
lessons have been quietly taught of 
helpfulness, self-reliance, usefulness, 
and respect for the rights of others. 

What are we doing to improve and 
beautify our towns? Are we plant- 
ing trees and making parks which 
will be God-sends to our towns and 
cities later on? 

Are we trying to make our proper- 
ty holders keep their yards clean? 
Are we preventing the accumulation 
of unsightly heaps of ashes and rub- 
bish, encouraging the making of gar- 
dens, destroying the filth which is 
not only an annoyance to the eye, 
but is also a menance to health? 
Are we helping the School children 
by cultivating in them a love for the 
beautiful and practical in life, — 

"For a more Beautiful America?" 

Agricultural Department. 

Since our last conversation with 
you the 352 fruit trees which were 
planted in the orchard have pushed 
forth leaves and are presenting a 
beautiful appearance. Two dozen 
grape vines have also been planted. 
The orchard has been planted in po- 
tatoes which are looking fine. The 
class in agriculture is very much in- 
terested in their work. At present 
they are studying different rations 
for feeding dairy herds and fattening 
stock. They have just completed the 
study of the "Farm Garden". 

The coming year we hope to have 
a splendid class enrolled in this de- 
partment. A number have already 
expressed their willingness to enter 
the course next fall. 

Beware how you allow words to 
pass for more than they are worth, 
and bear in mind what alternation 
is sometimes produced in their cur- 
rent value by the course of time! 


When W. U. Hensel was in college, 
he jokingly says he roamed with 
Romulus, soaked with Socrates, and 
ripped with Euripides. 

— Literary Echo. 



Junior Class Roll 

The Juniors are now organized 
with the following as officers :- 

Pres., R. W. Schlosser; V. Pres., 
Francis L. Olweiler; Sec, Gertrude 
Hess; Treas., B. Merton Crouthamel. 
Those who represent the different 
course are as follows :- 

Classical, — Ralph W. Schlosser, 
Lewis D. Rose; College Preparatory,- 
Viola Withers, E. Merton Crouthamel, 
Francis L. Olweiler; Pedagogical, — 
M. Gertrude Hess, Henry K. Bby, Ja- 
cob E. Meyers; English Scientific, — 
Anna Kline, Mamie Kell»r, Nora L. 
Reber, Maude E. Hertzler, Lillian 
Falkenstein, Sara E. Wenger, Frank 
S. Carper, C. L. Martin; Bible, — 
Amos P. Geib; Music Teachers, — I. 
S. Wampler; Advanced Commercial, 
Alice N. Garber, Adda M. Sultzbaugh, 
Henry J. Shaeffer; Agriculture, — H. 
B. Longenecker. 

The Botany Class. 

The Botany class, sixteen strong, 
spent Friday, May 13, close to the 
great throbbing heart of nature. 
Our guide and leader was Prof. Ober, 
one of the bravest knights that ever 
drew a sword in defence of liberal 
education. The hills of Mt. Gretna 
were scoured for specimens of the 
sweetest things in nature, 

the lovely flowers. In a quiet, se- 
cluded spot the ladies spread the mid- 
day lunch. Mr. H. and several 
others distinguished themselves by 
their voracious appetites. On the 
homeward trip the mule drivers with 
their thoughts on other things, al- 
most lost their way. All returned 
home with greater experience, deeper 
love of nature, and some with torn 



"Cultivate simple tastes, eat simple 
food, wear simple clothes, live in sim- 
ply furnished houses, learn to enjoy 
simple pleasures, establish a simple 
home — then enjoy to the fullest the 
simple life." — College Campus. 

"Happiness consists in the com- 
plete satisfaction of the desires of 
the human soul." — Juniata Echo. » 

"Patriotism consists of two things; 
first, love of one's country; second, 
zealous support of the institutions 
and interests of that country." — 

Normal Vindette. 

"He who possesses wisdom is he 
who* accomplishes much and is a 
leader of others." — 

The Albright Bulletin. 

"There is one fashion that never 
changes. The sparkling eye, the 
coral lips, the rose-leaf blushing on 
the cheek, the elastic step, are always 
in fashion. Health — rosy, bouncing, 
gladsome health is never out of fash- 
ion." — The Purple and White. 

Never in the history of the Ameri- 
can people, has the generous spirit 
of bequest and gift to educational in- 
stitutions been so manifest as it is to- 
day. The reason for this is easy to 
understand, for philanthropic men 
are beginning to learn the potenti- 
ality oS Christian education. It 
must be admitted that a consecrated 
heart and an educated mind are abso- 
lutely indespensable for the highest 
Usefulness of any life; therefore 
every dollar invested in a consecra- 
ted Christian mind and heart is the 
most profitable investment the world 
can offer. The interest on such in- 
vestment is compounded through 
this life in happiness to the donor and 
in a life of usefulness to the reci- 
pient." — The Daleville Leader. 

"Concert closes the mind to truth, 
pulls down the shade, and shuts out 
all light." — Purple and Gold. 



Among these the following other 
exchanges were received: The Phil- 
oniathean Monthly, Ursinus Weekly, 
1 ebanon Report, FriendsMi) Banner, 
Hebron Star, Linden Hall Echo. 

D. P. R. 
Library Notes. 

During April the following books 
were added to the Library: 

From Dr. N. C. Shaffer — Report of 
Supt. of Public Instruction. 1909. 

From Wm. Riddle—Nicholas Corae- 
nius, School History of Lancaster Co. 
Author; Proceedings N. E. A. (1897) 
(1900), (1902). 

From H. Frank Eshleman— Susque- 
hannocks and other Lancaster Co. 
Pa.. Indians, (1500 - 17G3), author. 

From W. W. Griest — Analysis of 
Rocks and Minerals, (1S80 - 1908), 
F. W. Clarke; Feldspar Deposits of 
U. S. E. S. Bastin. 

From Congressional Librarian-Pro- 
ceedings of Conference of Governors, 
(1908); Report of Com. of Educa- 
tion, (1909.. vol. 2). 

From Library Fun-"— Deductive and 
Inductive Logic, Hibben; Manual of 
Psychology, Stout. 

From W. U. Hensel—History of Eng- 
lish Literature, Nevin, (3 vols); Pop- 
ular History of U. S., Bryant: Chil- 
dren's Book, H. E. Scudder; History 
of Lancaster Co., Clare - Hertha 
Frederick Bremer; Five Little Pep- 
pers, Sidney. 

Composition and Rhetoric, Bain; 
Goldsmith's Rome. Pinnock; France, 
Pinnock: English Literature, Coppie: 
Fortnishtly Review (vols. 13 and 
14); The Century Magazine, vol. 75, 
Nos. 2 and G; Harper's New Monthly 
Magazine, Nos. G92 and G95; Scrib- 
ner's Magazine, vol. 42, No. 5; vol. 
43 Nos. 1, 2 and 5. 

L. D. ROSE, 


Were you awake when you went 
through the tail of Halley's Comet? 

Sun baths are in demand around 
the college since our faithful Janitor, 
Mr. 7eigler left for Mr-Pherson, Kan. 
Tupsday morning May 5. 

Rev. Stoddard of Washington, a re- 
presentative of the Anti-Secret Soci- 
ety League, led in chapel exercises 
and gave an interesting talk Friday 
morning, Anr. 22. 

Friday, M'av 13, Prof. Ober with 
his Botany class made his annual 

trip to Mt. Gretna. 

Notwithstanding the inclement 
weather a goodly number enjoyed the 
excellent lecture given by Dr. C. C. 
Ellis on "The Legend of the Topaz" 
on the evening of Apr. 2 2nd. 

Miss Luella Fogelsanger and Miss 
Agnes Ryan spent Sunday, May 15, 
with Miss Elizabeth Myer, at Bare- 

The Elizabethtown church held its 
semi-annual Lovefeast on the even- 
ing of May 18. A number of Col- 
lege students and teachers partici- 
pated in the services. 

Miss Swendolyn Farlow of Lancas- 
ter visited Miss Nora Gruber at the 
college and took in the lecture given 
by Dr. C. C. Ellis. 

Mr. C. W. Guthrie has a beautiful 
photograph of the morning star, 
which he mistook for Halley's Comet. 

Mr. Ivan Mentzer lately entertain- 
ed his mother, Mrs. J. T. Mentzer, 
his aunt, MVs. I. S. Mentzer and cous- 
in, Miss Florence Mentzer all of 
Ephrata, on 

Mrs. Katie Brant of near Manheim 
has become our assistant cook for the 
remainder of the school year. 

The Physical Geography class 
taught by Prof. Good, lately examin- 
ed the rock formations near Mt. Tun- 
nel Cemetery. 

Miss Martha Martin has taken up 
Miss Margaret Haas' work since the 
latter's absence at the College. 

Quite a number of College folks 
attended the closing program of Mr. 
Glasmire's singing class at Lawn, 
Saturday eveniDg, May, 7th. 

Miss Olive Myers spent Saturday 
and Sunday, M'av 14 and 15 in the 
home of Rebokah Fhaeffer. at Bare- 
ville. BLANCHE ROWE, '10. 

Altumni Notep. 

Our Alumni editor has had her col- 
lar bone fractured through a driv- 
ing accident which occurred Apr. 30. 
She was unable to use her right hand 
for some time, but continued teach- 
ing and pursuing her Pedagogical 
work, having been excused compara- 
tively few periods. She deserves 
much credit for her patience and for- 
titude. The editor of the Literary 
Echo says he is to have a contribu- 
tion from her stating some of her 

James Breitigan ('05) has lately 



purchased an automobile. We hope 
he will make trips to the College 
in it once in a while. 

Miss Edith Martin ('08) has re- 
covered from a severe attack of ner- 
vous prostration. She took sick in 
January and was obliged to give up 
her school work for the year. She 
visited friends at the College on May 

Miss Emma Cashman ('09) took 
dinner with us on Apr. 22. She is 
teaching piano in Waynesboro, her 

home town. 

Halley's Comet. 

On Wednesday, the day when Hal- 
ley's Comet was to visit us, Prof. 
Good gave an interesting talk on 
Comets in general, and on Halley's 
Comet more specially. 

In brief he said: — The word com- 
et comes from the Greek, meaning 
hairy star. There are 675 or more 
known, 400 were discovered before 
Telescopes were invented. 

The orbits of the different comets 
are in three shapes: one is in the 
form of an ellipse, another form is 
the parabola and another the hyper- 

Those moving in the plane of an 
orbit in the shape of the latter two 
would never return. While those 
moving in the former plane would 
return periodically, Halley's moves 
in an elliptical form. 

There are three parts to a comet, 
viz: — The necleus, coma and tail 
The necleus is the main part or cen- 
ter from which radiates the gas, be- 
ing repelled by the electric repulsion 
of the sun it forms the tail of the 

Halley's Comet belongs to the Nep- 
tune family of six, according to the 
Laplace theory which states that 
these planets attract the comets, 
holding them by the mysterious force 
gravitation; sometimes they lose 
them, when the attraction of another 
may be greater and draws them a- 

This is not the first time that the 
earth has been visited by Halley's 
Comet .every 75 years tracing back 
B. C. marks the years of visitation. 

Jn passing through the tail several 
things may happen: We may be sur- 
rounded by cyanogen gas, which is 
poisonous and would cause death. 
Ther might be a shower of meteors, 

or an electrical display in the north- 
ern heavens — aurora. 

Some Scientists say that were we 
to be surrounded by cyanogen gas, 
we would still be protected by the at- 
mosphere surrounding the Earth. 

We have passed through safely 
and now await the return once more. 

Religious Appointments. 

Regular Preaching Services :- 

Apr. 24 — Sermon by John Zug. Sub- 
ject, "A Cake Not Turned." Text, 
Hos. 7:8. 

May 1 — Sermon by G. N. Falken- 
stein ; Subject, "Faith in God, Faith 
in Humanity, and Faith in Our- 
selves." Text, Math. 9:29. 

May 8— Sermon by C. W. Guthrie. 
Subject, "The Significance of a 
Look." Text, I Sam. 16:7. 

May 15 — Sermon by John Kline; 
Subject, "Pentecost." Text, Acts, 

Mid-Week Prayer Meeting: - 

Apr. 27 — Led by Elizabeth Myer. 
May 4 — Led by Laban Leiter. 
May 11 — Led by Prof. M. A. Good. 
May 18 — Lovefeast in town, hence 
no meeting. 

Sunday Bible Classes:- 

Taught by Prof. E. E. Eshleman 
and Miss Fogelsanger. Meet ev- 
ery Sunday at 8:15 A. M. Inter- 
national Sunday School Lessons 

Teacher Training Class :- 

Teacher, A. P. Geib. Meets Sat- 
urday at 11:00 A. M. 

Missionary Reading Circle: — 

Teacher, Earl E. Eshleman. Meets 
Saturday at 6:45 P. M. 

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Calendar for Commencement Week 

Editorial .... 

Junior Class Roll 

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Vol. VII 


No. 10 





Editor-in-Chief L. MARGARET HAAS, 



Alumni AMOS P GEIB, 


M. A. GOOD, 

Managing Editor 


Business Manager 

Ol'R College Time's is published monthly, except in August and September. Subscription price i ten 
numbers) 50 cents Single numbers, 5 cents. 

Enlered as Second-Class Matter April 19, 1909, at Elizabethtown Post Office, 



Said to have been written by Ah 
Foo Lin, a Chinese student, in a 
friend's album. 

There is a word, of Grief the sound- 
ing token, 
There is a word bejeweled with 
bright tears, 
The saddest word fond lips have ever 
A little word that breaks the chain 
of years; 
Its utterance must ever bring emo- 
The memories it crystals cannot 
'Tis known in every land, on every 
ocean — 
'Tis called "Good-bye." 

Let us smile through our tears and 
say, "All Hail, Happy Vacation!" 

Rest is sweet to both student and 
teacher after the strenuous work of 
another school year. 

Fall Term opens Sept. 5th. 

Our new catalogue is out. It an- 
nounces Dr. D. C. Reber as president 
and Prof. H. K. Ober as Vice Presi- 
dent of the College. 

You can secure a copy of the new 
catalogue by sending your address 
to Dr. D. C. Reber. 

Bro. J. H. Keller of Shrewsbury, 
York Co., was elected a member of 
tne Board of Trustees at tne Annual 
election, held during Commencement 
week, S. G. Graybill, of E'town, and 
H. B. Yoder of Lancaster, whose 
terms had expired, were re-elected. 

Prof, and Mrs. E. E. Eshleman, va- 
cated the west side of the Cottage on 
Friday, June 17. They will spend 
some time with Sister Eshleman's 
parents before going to the Bethany 
Bible School in Chicago. 

Prof, and Mrs. Wampler are soon 
to occupy the Cottage vacated by 

Miss Fogelsanger's possessions had 
increased to such a great extent dur- 
ing her seven years stay with us that 
she says she doesn't want to move a- 
gain for awhile. 

The Summer Term will open July 
5th, and continue six weeks. 

The officers of the Junior class who 
will next year be our Seniors are as 
follows: Pres., R. W. Schlosser; V. 
Pres., Francis Olwiler; Sec, Gertrude 
Hess; Treas., Merton Crouthamel. 

Orange Blossoms. — Miss L. Mar- 
garet Haas vs. Mrs. Chas. A. Schwenk 
Thus ends one more romance that 
had its inception at Elizabethtown 
College. Who'll be the next? — 

The Literary Echo. 


There are echoes from other quar- 
tersconcerning another happy couple 
I'who will be the next" to stand at 
the Hymeneal Altar. The knot may 
be tied by the time you see this issue 
of Our College Times. 

Faculty for 1910-11. 

Several members of the faculty 
who have served Elizabethtown Col- 
lege faithfully for several years will 
not return next year. 

Trof. E. F. Eshleman, and Miss 
Haas (row Mrs. C. A. Schwenk) will 
enler Bethany B'ble School in the 
• all. In their place as the B'ble 
t/nrhr-r inr next year will come Miss 
Ly'ia Stauffer, of Arcanum, Ohio 
who has several years'' of experience 
tombing in the public schools and 
has srent f our vcars at Bethany Bi- 
ble School, Chicago. M'ss Stauffer 
expects to enter the University of 
Chicago for the sunnier session to 
further her preparation before as- 
suming her duties here in September. 
Sister Stauffer will teach only Bibi- 
ral subjects and by her experience in 
practical Christian work in Chicago 
will be well fitted for her work. 

Prof. Ober has been appointed field 
worker and financial agent for the 
trustees. During the fall and win- 
ter terms he will teach only the last 
three days of each week, classes in 
7oology, Agriculture, Physiology and 
Botany. The rest of his time will 
be given to soliciting for students 
and funds, the latter to free the Col- 
lege of its indebtedness and also to 
raise additional money for a much- 
needed building. Prof. Ober's value 
to the institution has been recognized 
by the Board of Trustees who have 
elected him Vice President of the Col- 
lege. Prof. Ober is to be commend- 
ed very highly for recently declining 
a lucrative position in our town, pre- 
ferring to sacrifice for the good of the 
school and the cause of Christian 
education. Herea'ter Prof. Ober's 
attention will also be given to deve- 
loping the Agricultural Department 
of the College. 

Prof. J. G. Meyer who was recently 
graduated from Franklin and Mar- 
shall College Lancaster, with the de- 
gree Bache'or in Arts will return to 
the facultv after an absence of three 
years. Prof. Meyer will serve the 

college as professor of Physical Sci- 
ence, M'athematics and History; also 
as Preceptor, and Curator of the Mu- 
seum, . He will teach some of the 
branches heretofore taught by 
Dr. Reber, Prof. Ober and Miss Fog- 
elsanger. Since his graduation in 
the Pedagogical Course in 1905, he 
has also spent two summers sessions 
at the University of Pennsylvania. 
Prof. Meyer has taught at the Mil- 
lersville State Normal School during 
•the spring term, and has declined a 
number of tempting propositions to 
accept positions in educational insti- 
tutions in the east, south and west, 
choosing to give his best services to 
his Alma Mater. The management 
feels to congratulate itself upon his 
return to our school. 

The duties of treasurer which have 
bom performed so efficiently by Prof. 
Ober for the past six years will be 
assumed by Prof. J. Z. Herr who has 
been elected to that position, as well 
as to the Principalship of the Com- 
mercial Department of the College. 
Prof. Herr is an alumnus of the Col- 
lege, graduating in the English Sci- 
entific Course in 1905. He has been 
a. student at Millersville Normal 
Sc^col, T chrrcn Pusiress College, 
from wbi v h he holds a diploma and 
the Zanerian Art College at Colum- 
bus, Ohio. Pro". Herr has served 
as princinal of this department three 
^ r ears resigninc; in 1908, and the fu- 
ture students in this department may 
-ell rejoice in his return. Prof. 
Herr has recganized the courses of 
study, and strengthened the depart- 
ment in every way. He expects to 
conduct evening classes for those 
who cannot take studies during the 
day on account of working at some 
trade or business. . 

Pro". Herr will be ably assisted by 
Miss Anna Wolgemuth who will teach 
Shorthand and Type-writing. Miss 
Wolgemuth graduated in the Advan- 
ced Commercial Course of the Col- 
lege in 1908. She has ably filled 
several positions since graduation 
and has entered one of the Lancaster 
Business Schools to prepare more ful- 
\y for the duties of the position to 
which she is elected. Thus the 
work in this department will be con- 
fined principally to two teachers, 
Prof. Herr teaching Bookkeeping, 



Commercial Arithmetic and Law, and 

Miss Fogelsanger who taught 
Shorthand for five years, and Litera- 
ture and History for about three 
years in the College will return to 
her home at Shippensburg. Miss 
Fogelsanger expects to spend several 
years in further preparation for 
teaching. Her presence will be 

greatly missed by the students and 

Prof. Good, steward and professor 
of Geography and Civics, and Cura- 
tor of the Museum, and Business 
Manager of Our College Times, after 
serving the College acceptably for 
two years returns to Bridgewater, 
Va., and expects to enter the employ 
of Bridgewater College. Prof. J. 
S. Harley, a native of Montgomery 
Co., Pa., a graduate of Juniata Col- 
lege in the Normal English Course 
in 18 92, a teacher in the public 
schools of Pennsylvania for many 
years, later Professor of Mathematics 
in Lordsburg College, California and 
a graduate of Leland Stanford, Jr. 
University in California, receiving 
the degree Bachelor in Arts in 1910, 
will be Prof. Good's successor as 
steward and teacher of U. S. History, 
Geography and Civics. He will al- 
fo have charge of Memorial Hall as 
hall teacher. Prof. Harley's long 
experience in educational work will 
insure the college of excellent ser- 
vice ! roai him. 

The Music Department will conti- 
nue to enjoy the excellent services 
of Prof, and Mrs. Wampler as the 
leading teachers. Prof. Wampler 
has studied under prominent voice 
teachers in the city of Philadelphia 
during the past year. 

Prof. Glasmire who assisted in the 
Music Department during the past 
few years and also taught Physical 
Culture and Arithmetic has accepted 
a clerical position at Hummelstown, 
Dauphin Co. 

Miss Elizabeth Kline a graduate 
of the College in the Advanced Com- 
mercial Course, Music Teachers' 
Course and Voice Culture Course 
leaves the Commercial Department 
as teacher of Typewriting and be- 
comes an assistant in the Musical 
Department. She will teach Vocal 
Music and also give some instruction 

on the Piano, and in some English 

Mrs. Wampler will continue to be 
assisted by Miss Leah M. Sheaffer, 
who has finished three courses in 
this College; viz., English Scientific 
in 1907, the Piano Course in 1908 
and the Pedagogical Course in 1910. 
Besides giving instruction on Organ 
and ' Piano, Miss Sheaffer will teach 
Drawing and Physical Culture for the 

Miss Daisy P. Rider, a graduate in 
the Pedagogical Course, class of 
1910, will have ayear's leave of ab- 
sence to study Art. She expects to 
qualify herself to head the Art De- 
partment to be organized at some fu- 
ture time. 

The services of M'iss Laura B. Hess 
an experienced and skilled seam- 
stress of Elizabethtown have been se- 
cured for instruction in the Sewing 
Course to be given next school year. 
This roui se belongs to the Indus- 
tr'al Department of the College and 
every lady student should avail her- 
self of learning an art so useful for 
every home-maker. 

Miss Elizabeth Myer, the oldest 
member of the Faculty in point of 
service to the College, will continue 
in charge of the Elocution and Eng- 
lish Grammar work. She will also 
perform the duties of preceptress and 
editor-in-chief of our College Times 
which latter position she has filled 
very creditably since 1907. 

Mr. R. W. Schlosser will spend the 
third summer session at Ursinus Col- 
lege this summer and return to finish 
the Classical Course here in 1911. 
He will continue to teach College 
Preparatory classes in Latin and 
Mathematics next year. 

After spending several months in 
touring Europe during the summer 
vacation. Miss Mary Elizabeth Mark- 
ley will continue to head the depart- 
ment of Languages at the College, 
teaching English, Latin and French. 
Miss Markley's services during her 
first year here have gained for her a 
record as a competent, inspiring and 
efficient classical teacher. 

The Board of Trustees announces 
the promotion of D. C. Reber, A. M. 
Pd. D. to the Presidency of the Col- 
lege. Dr. Reber served the College 
one year as Vice-Principal, one year 
as Principal, three years as Vice Pres- 


ident, three years as Acting Presi- 
dent, during his eight years' connec- 
tion with the College. In addition 
to his executive and administrative 
duties, he will conduct classes in the 
Pedagogical department, and give in- 
struction in Philosophy and German 
to students in the Classical coarse. 

The faculty for next year is thor- 
oughly prepared to give the work lor 
vxhi h they are catalogued. The 
following institutions of learning be- 
sides our own arc represented: 
Millcrtvi'le Normal School, Pa. Busi- 
ness College, Zanerian Art College, 
Bridge-water College, Juniata Collese, 
Ursinus College, Franklin & Marsh- 
all College, Bethany Bible School, 
University of Pa., Lcland Stanford 
University, Columbia University and 
New York University. D. C. R. 

From Elizabethtown Chronicle : — 
The very large audience that as- 
sembled in the College chapel Thurs- 
day morning on the occasion of the 
tenth annual commencemeent, enjoy- 
ed a literary and musical treat that 
was seldom equalled, surely never 
surpassed in the history of the col- 
lege. All who participated in the 
exercises rendered their parts in a 
manner as creditable to themselves 
as it was pleasing to the audience. 


Baccalaureate Sermon. 

Bro. H. M. Stover of Waynesboro 
preached the Baccalaureate Sermon 
to the graduating class on Sunday 
evening, June 12. His subject was 
"True Success" based on Eph. 3:13 
to 21; II Tim. 2:7. Many very val- 
uable suggestions were given that 
were applicable not only" to the sen- 
iors, but also to every Christian stu- 

"These closing days oi school life," 
he said, are the commencement of 
life and its work after this school-life 
of preparation. This life of work 
will mean a greater responsibility on 
account of the power received. This 
power should be within the student 
as he goes forth, not as a medium 
of that power, but as power itself. 

Some of the present day needs 
are: Men who can stand in the most 
evil places in the world and yet keep 
clean; men who are whole-souled 
Christians and who live true to the 
principles of God. 

The business world needs men who 
honor God with their substance. 
Science should bring men closer, 
through creation to tht creator. 
If you are a teacher, hold up Christ 
as an example. If you are a musi- 
cian, let your teaching be such as 
will bring men closer to God. 

The lowest position in life is to 
have something a step higher is to 
be somctbing and the highest step 
is marked by what you do. 

Success is not dependent aione on 
amount of riches, nor on physical 
strength, or mental ability, but 
one must have an abundance of the 
I "'pint of God which is the pinacle to 
which you should strive to attain. 

Do you not have the call to which 
you can answer. 'I'll go, say and be 
what Christ wants me to go, say, and 

Let every one accept Christ as the 
highest attainment of life." 

A. P. Geib. 


Music Program. 

The music program of Elizabeth- 
town College given in Heisey's Audi- 
torium, June ICth, 1910, was appre- 
ciated by a large and attentive audi- 


The opening number was a piano 
trio, "Adirondack Galop," rendered 
by Misses Bngle, Coble and Good; 
followed by an Anthem, "Praise Ye 
the Lord" by the Chorus Class. 

Miss Elizabeth Kline and Miss Vi- 
ola Withers each gave a piano solo 
which seemed to put inspiration into 
the audience. 

A hearty response was called forth 

from the audience by the Vocal Soli 

(a) "King of the Winds Am I;" (b) 

."Life of Life," by Mr. T. L. Ebersole. 

Another Piano Trio, "Roses of 
Spring," by the Misses Miller, Buch, 
and Barclay was well received. 

"Go Pretty Rose," the Vocal Duet 
by M'isses Anna and Elizabeth Kline, 
was followed by a Piano Quartet, 
"Comrads in Arms," by Misses With- 
ers, Kline, Smith and Miller. 

A Vocal Soli, (a) "Why Art Thou 
Cast Down," (b) "I Know a Bank" 
by Miss Elizabeth Kline; a Piano So- 
li, (a) "Norwegian Bridal Proces- 
sion," (b) "March Militaire," by Miss 
Cecil Smith; and a Vocal Soli (a) 
"Like as the Heart Desireth," (bj 
Selected, by Prof. W. E. Glasmire, 
received marked attention. 

Then came another Piano Solo, 
"Bance of the Winds," by Miss Erla 
Hoffer, and a Piano Duet, "Grand 
Galop Chromatique' '(Two Pianos) 
by Misses Hoffer and Withers; a Vo- 
cal Duet, "O That the Two Were 
Maying," by Miss Elizabeth Kline, 
and Prof. W. E. Glasmire, the Piano 
Quartet, "Galop De Concert" by Mis- 
ses Withers, Kline, Smith and Mil- 
ler; closing with a strong Anthem 
by the Chorus class entitled "Arm of 
the Lord." 

To say the program was a success 
is putting it very mildly, for the au- 
dience was delighted as was mani- 
fested during the program as well as 
afterward. It speaks well for the 
College it represents, and also proves 

that the people of Elizabethtown are 
able to appreciate a musical rendi- 
tion of true value. C. W. Guthrie. 

From Elizabethtown Herald, June 
lGth. — The annual musical program 
rendered by the graduates of piano 
and voice, of Elizabethtown College, 
in Heisey's Auditorium on Monday 
evening, was beyond a doubt a rare 
treat to those who witnessed the oc- 

The graduates are: Piano, Miss Ce- 
cil Smith, of Rheems; voice culture, 
M'iss Elizabeth Kline of this borough ; 
and Will E. Glasmire, of Leesport, 
Pa. The manner in which the pro- 
gram was rendered speaks highly of 
the ability of the instructors, Prof, 
and Mrs. B. F. Wampler. 

Commercial Program. 

On Tuesday evening, June 15th, 
the Commercial graduates rendered 
an instructive program, Prof. W. K. 
Gisb, principal of the department, 
presided. His address of welcome 
in behalf of the department and the 
institution was ably given. Pie 
aimed to impress upon his audience 
the benefits depived from such exer- 
cises and the desire of the institution 
to have full co-operation with the 

The essay entitled, "Pan in Wall 
Street," by Miss Minerva Heisey, was 
well prepared and well given. The 
idea of finding "Pan," the Greek God 
of the Vale, in the business world, 
seemed absurd, but the essayist 
proved to her hearers that art, liter- 
ature and music, as the representives 
of "Pan" should not be excluded 
from the business man's life and edu- 

"A thinking people becomes a read 
ing people, and a reading people a 
great people. Literary culture is 
mental horticulture. Music has 


power to elevate, refine and spiritual- 

A declamation, "The Law of Ser- 
vice," by Edgar Diehm, was full of 
sound practical truths, and was deliv- 
ered in an excellent manner. 

"The Utopia of Business," by Wal- 
ter Eshleman, reminds us of the pro- 
verbs of several of our country's 
noblemen. He impressed the fol- 

lowing truths upon his hearers: "The 
hopeful business man is one of the 
strongest pillars in the business 
world of toil ay. 

Accuracy, alertness, and the spirit 
of enterprise are the requisites ot 
the successful business man. Men 
should be taught the nobility of 
work. What is needed today is 
young people who can do and will do 
things without the spur of necessity." 
Mr. Eshleman delivered his oration 
very commendably. 

The address of the evening was 
given by Dr. Roebuck, Pres. of the 
Lititz National Bank. It was full 
of timely truths for every young man 
and woman entering the "Arena of 
Life." This address will be given 
in part on other pages of this issue. 
The music as a whole was especially 
Orca Z. Miller. 

Class Day. 

The annual Class Day exercises 
were held on Wednesday afternoon, 
June 15th. The program began 

promptly at 2:00 o'clock with a large 
audience waiting for the treat in 
store for them. 

The first feature of the afternoon 
was music by the class, "Hail! Al- 
ma Mater." The audience was then 
favored with an address by the pres- 
ident, of the class, Mr. L. D. Rose. 
He dwelt for a short time upon the 
value of a college education. 

The other features of the program 
were as follows: 

Class History, Frances Stephan. 

Music, Sextette. 

Essay, Grace Rowe. 

Oration, Linnaeus Earhart. 

Class Poem, Daisy Rider. 

Music, Female Quartet. 

Presentation of Memorial, A. C. 

Class Prophecy, Will E. Glasmire. 

Charge to Undergraduates. Flor- 
ence Miller. 

Class Song, 

All the music on this program 
was rendered, and some of it written 
by members of the class. 

Mamie Keller. 

Hail Alma Mater. 

Hail! Alma Mater dear, 

Youthful but strong! 
To thee with loyal hearts 

We raise our song. 
Swelling to Heaven, clear 

Our praises ring; 
Hail! Alma Mater dear, 

Of thee we sing. 

Majesty as a Crown 

Rests on thy brow; 
Truth, Honor, Service, Love, 

Before thee bow. 
Ne'er can thy glory fade, 

Thy banner 'all: 
Hail! Alma Mater dear, 

To thee we call. 

Hail! Alma Mater dear, 

For thee we stand! 
Ne'er will thy children fail 

To raise thy hand; 
Thee when death summons us, 

Others shall praise, 
Hail! Alma Mater dear, 

Through endless days. 

Words arranged by L. D. Rose 
Music by Will E. Glasmire. 

Class Song. 

The dawn of life this day we greet. 
And though sombre his clouds and 
We're ready to launch his struggles 
to meet, 
For we've tested the strength of 
our bark. 


Bellied, the mainland, we're leaving 
Before is the sea, the untried; 
And we pause a moment to plead 
and pray, 
That He may be our guide. 

To thee our Alma Mater, dear, 

Our songs and praises we sing; 
For thou alone the lesson has taught 

That constantly vict'ry will bring. 
This truth we'll ever before us keep, 

As our motto grand and sublime, 
And though far we sail on life's 
ocean deep 

Our praises shall ever be thine. 

Then hail to thee, Commencement 
With thy hopes and prospects so 
Bring happiness and blessings we 
And thus our hearts delight. 
And when our bark has anchored 
With storms and troubles o'er; 
Our songs shall rise in thankfulness. 

To Him for evermore. 
Words and Music by Elizabeth Kline. 

Alumni 31eetlng. 

Wednesday evening, June 15, was 
the time appointed for the annual 
public meeting of the Alumni Associ- 
ation. Seats were reserved for the 
members of the Association and all 
went to the chapel in a body. The 
meeting was then called to order and 
the address of welcome given by Mr. 
Ruhl, the president of the associa- 

Miss Gertrude Newcomer, of 
Waynesboro, a graduate in the Eng- 
lish Scientific Course of 1908 read an 
essay entitled "1910" in her 
pleasing and entertaining manner. 

An oration given by Mr. I. Z. Hack- 
man, a member of the class of 1907 
was well rendered. The subject was 
"The Reward of Ambition." The 
audience was then favored by a vocal 
trio, by Misses Leah Sheaffer, Eliza- 
beth Kline, and Prof. W. E. Glas- 

Miss Leah Sheaffer ('07) recited in 
a very creditable manner a selection 
entitled, "When Love and Duty 

The main feature of the program 
was the address by Prof. J. G. Meyer 
on "The Problem of Life." He 
spoke in a very eloquent manner and 
every one enjoyed his excellent talk. 
Prof. Meyer is not a stranger at the 
College as he was formerly a mem- 
ber of the faculty for several years. 
He then took up a course at Franklin 
& Marshall College. We are all 
glad to know that he will be with us 
again next year as a teacher. 

The Male Quartette then rendered 
a selection which was well received 
by all. 

The program was a success and 
may each individual member of the 
Alumni association do his and her 
part to make each succeeding pro- 
gram a greater success than the last. 
M. Gertrude Hess. 

Commencement Day 

On Thursday, June 16, Elizabeth- 
town College finished the tenth year 
of its successful history by graduat- 
ing a class of thirty-two young men 
and women. In spite of the incle- 
ment weather, a large audience gath- 
ered to hear the program and to 
greet and congratulate their friends. 
The orators deserve special commen- 
dation for the up-to-date subjects 
chosen, clever treatment of the same 
and for their ease and fluency on the 

The order of exercises was as foll- 
ows; Invocation, Eld. Jesse Ziegler, 
Royersford, Pa.; anthem, "Remem- 
ber Now Thy Creator"; salutatory or- 
ation, "The Shield of Perseus," Olive 
A. Myers, Sylvan, Pa.; oration, "The 
Trail of the Beast," B. F. Waltz, 
Lancaster, Pa.; oration, "Mozart, 



Cecile Smith, Rheems, Pa.; quar- 
tette, "Wahnetta"; oration, "Con- 
stant Toil," Mary E. Myers, Green- 
eastle, Pa.; oration, "Voices," Will 
E. Glasmire, Leesport, Pa.; oration, 
"The Cry of the Children," Kathryn 
T. Mover, Lansdale, Pa.; quintette, 
"Massa's in the Cold, Cold Ground"; 
oration, "Triumphs of Genius," 
Holmes S. Falkenstein, Elizabeth- 
town, Ta.; oration, "The Negro Prob- 
lem," Blanche V. Rowe, Smithburg, 
Md.; quintette, "O Ye Tears," oration 
"The Greatest Battle of the Twen- 
tieth Century," Floy S. Crouthamel, 
Soudcrton, Pa.; oration, "Our Heri- 
tage," S. A. M'eyer, Fredericksburg, 
Pa.; anthem, "Praise the Name of 
the Lord": Presentation of diplomas, 
Pres. D. C. Reber; Class Song by the 

The class roll is as follows: Ped- 
agogical Course — Daisy P. Rider, 
Kathryn Moyer, Floy Crouthamel, 
Leah Shaeffer, B. F. Waltz, L. U. 
Rose; English Scientific — Florence 
Miller, Grace Rowe, Blanche Rowe, 
Mary E. Myers, Olive A. Myers, A. C. 
Hollinger, Holmes Falkenstein, Lin- 
naeus Earhart; Commercial Course — 
Mary Balmer, Minerva Heisey, Lot- 
tie Becker, Frances Stephan, Enos 
E. Fry, W. F. Eshleman, Ray E. Gru- 
ber, J. II. Frantz, Edgar Diehm; 
Banking Course — Roy Engle, Abel 
Madeira; Voice Culture Course— Eliz- 
abeth Kline, Will E. Glassmire; 
Piano Course — Cecile Smith. 

Miss Olive Myers welcomed the 
audience with the following remarks: 

"Friends, schoolmates, trustees, 
teachers: we greet you to the Com- 
mencement exercises of the class of 
1910. When last you were wel- 

comed by a band similar to ours, we 
saw our celebration dimly in the fu- 
ture. But today we rejoice that a 
final battle is won, and since it is not 
in human nature to rejoice alone. 

we have asked you to come and re- 
joice with us, so that our joy may be 
full. Your presence shows how 
kindly you have responded to our 
call. With our motto: "Constancy 
Brings Victory," held high as our 
banner, and at the command of our 
leaders we i?ave reached our goal. 
The trophies of our campaign, which 
are the exercises we have prepared 
will show you the results of our con- 
tinual striving. 

"To our friends whose hope has 
been our hope and who now share 
the pleasures of this day with us. — 

"To our school-mates, whose fa- 
miliar and approving faces lend us 
inspiraticn today. — 

"To the Beard of Trustees, who in 
their wisdom have so kindly provided 
for our intellectual development and 
physical com r ort. 

To our respected teachers who 
have so carefully watched our deve- 
lopment and progress, and who guid- 
el and directed our every footstep 
during the past few years, — We say 
welcome to the exercises which mark 
the close of our school days and "now 
again, I bid you all a hearty welcome, 
welcome, welcome." 

As the subject of her oraiion. Miss 
Myers (hose "The Shield of Perseus" 
in which civic righteousness is the 
main theme. The modern Perseus 
was mentioned, — men like Theodore 
Roosevelt, Gov. Hughes, Gaynor, and 
Jacob Riis. It was shown that the 
shield of Perseus is needed not only 
in politics, but in society and even in 
our own lives. 

In "The Trail of the Beast," Mr. 
Waltz set forth the graft evil. He 
was thoroughly imbued with the 
spirit of his oration, and delivered it 
in a forceful manner. 

M'iss Oecile Smith portrayed Mo- 
zart, the great musician, his toils and 
triumphs, his life and death. 



The dignity of labor was set forth 
in "Constant Toil," Miss Mary 
Myers spoke eloquently of the moth- 
er's constant, toil in the home. She 
showed the need of continual labor 
in nature as well as all phases of 

After speaking of the "Voices in 
Nature," Mr. Glasmire showed the 
power, aye, the need of music, es- 
pecially in the home. He said, "A 
woman without music is like a flower 
without perfume." This pretty pic- 
ture was presented; As twilight 
shadows are deepening, the mothci 
with a little head on her bosom, sings 
softly and sweetly the lullaby that 
sooths the weary little child and 
brings restful slumber." 

In her gentle, yet forceful way, 
Miss Moyer moved her audience by 
relating the sufferings due to child 
labor. "The Cry of the Children" 
was an eloquent plea for justice to 
the little ones, whose pale, pinched 
fares, dwarfed minds and bodies, and 
cheerless childhood days tells the 
pitiful tale of the merciless grind of 

The oration, "Triumphs of Genius" 
was replete with examples of genius- 
es, — those in the world of science, 
letters, discovery and invention. 
Not only was this oration expressed 
in beautiful language, but it was de- 

The question that has upuzzled 
North and South since the Rebellion, 
was ably discussed in "The Negro 
Problem." Miss Rowe appealed 

to the humanity of all true Americans 
to solve the question, not by annihi- 
lation, not by banishment, not by 
amalgamation of races, but by rais- 
ing the negro through educating him 
to a higher level. She gave inter- 
esting statistics that proved the negro 
capable of develqpment, evolution, 

if you please. The work of men, 
such as Booker T. Washington and 
Paul Lawrence Dunbar were given 
as examples to prove the fact. 

Pulses were quickened, and spirits 
stirred to the depths by the battle 
cry sounded in "The Greatest War 
of the Twentieth Century." It was 
the White Plague that Miss Crouth- 
amel urged her hearers to wage war 
against. Data was given showing 
the havoc wrought by tuberculosis. 
With weapons from God at our doors 
various forces enlisted in the battle, 
our orator prophesied victory over 
the monster, whose havoc is greater 
in numbers of victims than war it- 

Mr. S. G. Meyer, in his subject 
"0;ir Heritage" discussed a four-fold 
heritage. Many deep thoughts were 
sown, among which was this: In 
the dawn of Creation, we were not; 
worlds were discovered, battles 
fought, kingdoms fell, and we were 
not; but now, we are, and ever more 
shall be. 

In a touching address, Mr. Mey- 
er bade farewell to students, trustees 
and teachers. His words were as 
follows: "In the march of our in- 
tellectual progress, we, the class of 
1910, are today passing another mile- 
stone. We stand here today with 
pleasant memories of the past and 
with bright hopes of the unknown, 
unexplored ^future. Sheltered with- 
in these walls, we scarcely realize 
how swiftly and silently we have 
been borne on the pinions of time to 
this day. The shadow of parting is 
upon us. No longer will these hal- 
lowed halls re-echo with our mingled 
voices. No more will the bell in the 
tower summon us to study or devo- 
tion. Let the dewy eye and the 
warm heart speak the tender fare- 
well that our lips refuse to utter. 



Patrons, friends, and fellow-stud- 
ents, — we now bid you an affectionate 

To you, members of the Board of 
Trustees, Ave extend due thanks for 
your interest in us and for your de- 
votion to the work of the institution 
which you foster. Yours is a noble 
work. May God prosper you in the 
project you have so nobly carried on, 
that this institution may continue to 
be a mighty power for good, and that 
sbc may have many noble sons and 
daughters to rise up and call her 
blessed. We now bid you farewell. 

To you, members of the faculty, 
we are deeply indebted. You have 
helped us into a more intimate ac- 
quaintance with ourselves, to under- 
stand more perfectly the workings of 
our own minds and the aspirations 
of our own hearts. You have intro- 
duced us to great men of the past 
and have enabled us to respond to 
the heart throbs of poets and authors 
You have taught us to glean sublime 
truths from the printed page, to ap- 
preciate the beauties of art and na- 
ture, and to weave the fibers of duty 
and virtue into character. Your 
full reward comes not in this life. 
At best, we can never repay you. 
You have set in motion waves of in- 
fluence for good whose circumference 
ever widens until it breaks upon the 
shores of eternity. We now bid 
you farewell. 

Dear classmates, our associations 
during the past year have been both 
pleasant and profitable. We would 
gladly prolong them if we could. 
The sorrow that we feel is not the 
sorrow of despair. But it behooves 
us now to bow to the inevitable. We 
may never again meet here as we have 
now met. While it is hard to bid 
farewell, let us all so order our lives 
that wd may some day look back 
upon a lie well spent and forward 
to a blissful reunion, a heritage eter- 
nal. We now bid you farewell. 
To all. a tender farewell." 
Dr. Reber then addressed the class 
with words of commendation and 
counsel, after which he presented the 

Agnes M*. Ryan. 


Address to Graduates. 

By Dr. P. J. Roebuck of Lititz, Pa. 

Dr. Roebuck in his preliminary re- 
marks to his address on June 14 said, 
"I am much pleased with the appearance 
of things about your college — with the 
cleanliness and general sanitary condi- 
tions, and with the location." 

The most causal observation and 
experience will convince any one that 
every young man and woman with 
an ordinary good physical develop- 
ment and mental endowment, may, 
by proper and suitable effort lay a 
foundation upon which may be erect- 
ed a superstructure, which, if not in- 
terfered with by impaired health 
or mind, should serve as an encourge- 
ment and an inspiration to future 
success and welfare for service in 
the work of the world. 

Other Factors — While the corner- 
stone of this superstructure must be 
in a sound body and a pure, active 
intellect, there are yet other factors 
and conditions contributing to the 
success or de'eat, of what may be a 
very laudable ambition in accom- 
plishing the purpose of an honorable 
and successful business life. 

Choice of Work. — In the selection 
of a business, occupation, trade or 
profession for chief pursuit in 
life, it is of primary importance to 
make a thorough self-examination as 
to individual fitness, capacity and 
adaptability; as there is always a bias 
in one's own favor, there should be 
sought friendly and confidential ad- 
vice before making a final selection 
for a lifetime; because no one can af- 
ford to make a misfit or choose an un- 
suitable pursuit, which would mean 



an unfair chance in the race of life, 
discomfort and probably business 

Business Selection Made. — Being 
fully satisfied in the choice of the 
pursuit there must be persistent ef- 
fort and singleness of purpose with 
a view of attaining ultimate success, 
because there will be, if mind and 
body hold out normally, some meas- 
ure of success, the degree depending 
largely upon correct training, asso- 
ciation and environment; it may 
bring the comfort of a modest life 
only, or a competence, possibly af- 
fluence, all depending upon condi- 
tions, and barring accidents, upon 
the individual effort and determina- 

Climbing the Business Ladder. — 
In climbing the business ladder of 
the world it may be sa'ely assumed 
that the step to the first round is 
most doubtful, and probably the most 
important and difficult in all its re- 
lations to future advancement and 
final success. Only by close appli- 
cation persevererce, honesty, indus- 
try, integrity and economy can the 
ladder be climbed round by round 
until life's business work is satisfact- 
orily accomplished and rewarded. I 
overlooked one very important fact- 
or, entering into the climbing of the 
ladder; viz., Sobriety. It is not un- 
common for tfie business man after 
partial success, to be lead into intem- 
perance, even when success is in view 
he may and often does, make a mis- 
step through intemperance, causing 
directly his downfall, round by round 
as was the ascent, ending life's hopes 
in despair and shameful failure. 
Young man and woman, take warn- 

Business Failures. — Among com- 
mon causes of business failures, to 
obtain the best results of the work 
of the world are, — indifference, di- 

gression from the work mapped out, 
dishonesty, extravagance, injudicious 
associations and not least, an attack 
of the modern fever so very prevalent 
and extremely contagious, properly 
called "Get rich quick." The last 
cause of failure occurs mostly among 
business men who have made consi- 
derable progress in the ascent of the 
ladder, possessed of comfort and 
competence, but, unwarily are at- 
tacked with the lever and the delir- 
ium accompanying sweeps them away 
from former secure business paths to 
wild speculation, unsafe investments, 
loss and ruin. When faced with 
loss, discredit, and disappointment, 
these persons become dishonest, and 
dishonorable; hopelessness and des- 
pair follow and the downfall from a 
good and safe position on the ladder, 
carefully ascended, is even more sud- 
den and sure than was the ascent. 

Other Causes of Failure. — Are 
wastefulness and the habit of mak- 
ing debts without means or even an- 
xiety to repay. It is infinitely bet- 
ter to earn money by hard labor and 
save it by the most rigid economy 
than to borrow without a reasonable 
probability of repayment. Borrow- 
ing is always dangerous, lending is 
far better. 

Commencing Business Life. — The 
foundation of a successful life by a 
person without any or limited means 
financially, is usually at first by small 
honest gains, which form the nucleus 
for investments, which investments 
should be most carefully made, not 

For investments I would advise the 
purchase of lands, town lots, houses, 
mortgages, judgments, and only se- 
curities of well known and long es- 
tablished worth. When these in- 
vestments are once begun they be- 
come of double interest, in many 
cases compound, and create a feeling 



of citizenship, ownership, as though 
the individual making them were an 
integral part of the government. He 
will now imbibe an interest in good 
government, the enactment of good 
and wholesome laws, and join in 
every movement to improve the com- 
munity in which he may live. Now 
it's good Citizenship, not Socialism. 

The person with a limited or no 
education may safely, and often does 
pursue this very course successfully, 
but you graduates who have had spe- 
( ial training lor commercial work, 
should be rar better equipped and 
therefore climb the business la ider 
much more safely and securely; oth- 
erwise your time here has not been 
properly improved or your teaching 
has come to naught. 

Your equipment will be such, I be- 
lieve, that when you leave your in- 
stitution you will be more exemplary, 
more tactful, incisive, and successful 
in any business proposition than your 
neighbor without such advantages, 
and, ceteris paribus, you should be 
able to climb the business ladder and 
no doubt will, far in advance of the 
ordinary competitor. 

Tn concluding this thought, I wish 
to impress on you graduates especial- 
ly, that a successful commercial life, 
a money success, is not even the 
most important and should not be 
your entire concern and purpose in 
the world. 

You may gain much useful infor- 
mation to guide you by the examples 
of Those who preceded you and those 
now living; so, you should teach and 
transmit to your successors, now 
children, young girls and boys, young 
men and women, how to take up the 
life service of the world and life's du- 
ties, after you and your predecessors 
bave done their work. 

A word of good advice and timely 
warning to those of impressive, ten- 

der years, leading them into a life of 
morality, sobriety, rectitude, and use- 
fulness in the world; an occassional 
warning signal against evil, immor- 
ality and wrong doing, and against 
pitfalls which are strewn along the 
paths of young people's lives will be 
of far greater use in establishing 
good character and preparing the in- 
coming generation for good service 
in the world than any or all your 
commercial achievements, and will 
tend far more for the uplifting of 
mankind and the welfare of the peo- 
ple. In this you graduates have a 
great privilege and duty. 

Now then, try the ladder. You 
mutt either get on or stay off. If 
you get on with a determination to 
do your whole duty and do it, you 
will have the proud satisfaction ot 
knowing in a'ter years that the world 
is better for your having been in it. 

Wishing you sincere success in any 
pursuit you may choose and the hope 
that some little thought may have 
l'a'len to hcip yon escape pitfalls, and 
some thought which may help you 
climb the ladder successfully, I must 
leave yon with the most ardent wish 
and hope for your future success. 
happiness, prosperity and welfare. 

Charge to Undergraduates 

By Florence Miller 
The class of 1910 reluctantly pass 
to you, the class of 1911, and to you 
the succeeding classes, the responsi- 
bility of upholding the ideals of our 
beloved institution. We have borne 
the burden proudly, yes gladly, be- 
cause we love our Alma Mater. 

In our weakness we may not have 
always been seniors in every sense 
of the word. But may the banner 
which we lay down be raised and 
borne along triumphantly by you, the 
succeeding classes. 



Tomorrow our active associations 
with the College end, and we enter a 
larger field of work than that of our 
Alma Mater. It is for you, fellow 
students, to keep up the standard of 
work laid down by the class of 1910. 
If the growth and development of 
our College is to continue, such 
standards must be maintained. The 
future of Elizabethtown College rests 
mainly with you, the student body. 
May the evolution of our College 
continue, each class being stronger 
and better. 

Your years here at College are 
some of the most fruitful of your 
lives. Many opportunities are pre- 
sented to you, — opportunities to 
grow physically, mentally, morally, 
and spiritually. Make use of these 
opportunities. Do not drift through 
College. Do not wander aimlessly 
through classes. By this we do not 
mean to advise you to over-study, not 
by any means; but secure from the 
knowledge and opportunities present- 
ed to you a basis on which you can 
build your future life. 

Elizabethtown is a small College. 
But for this you should be thankful. 
Where can you better meet with your 
fellowmen? Where can you form 
better and closer friendships? 
Where can you gain better training 
than here? Pope says, "The proper 
study of mankind is man," and we 
are more able to further such a study 
when intimate associations exist. 
All this our College has done for 
young men and young women in the 
past, and will do for you in the fu- 

But just as Elizabethtown has 
worked for you, so must you work 
for her. Do not for an instant think 
that others will uphold the work of 
the student body if you fail to do 
your part. 

Enter with zest into every task 
that is presented to you. If at first 
you meet with defeat, victory will 
taste all the sweeter in the end. 

Undergraduates of the Elizabeth- 
town College: We charge you with 
the welfare of our Alma Mater. If 
you work unitedly, her interests are 
bound to grow. Never did a Roman 
Army leave for conquest without be- 
ing inspired by the monuments along 
the Appian way. Never may an 
Elizabethtown graduate leave these 
halls without inspiration from the il- 
lustrations sons and daughters of our 
College whose deeds and lives have 
brought faine to our Alma M'ater. 

What the College Has Done. 

Mr. Holmes Falkenstein, editor of 
the "Literary Echo," has received the 
following replies from Seniors in 
answer to the question, — "What has 
Elizabethtown College done foryou?" 
Every answer deserves to be put in 
print and preserved: 

It has given me the idea of want- 
ing a higher education. B. F. Waltz 

Elizabethtown College has helped 
me toward acquiring the fundamen- 
tal principles of a true American; 
viz., valor, patriotism, reverence and 
worship. A. C. Hollinger. 

I consider E'town College an excel- 
lent place for young men and women. 
In dollars and cents I can never ex- 
pect to pay for what it has done for 
me. Ray E. Gruber. 

It has given me new inspiration 
and a desire to set my ideals high and 
try to open a path thereto. 

Enos Fry. 

Elizabethtown College has put a 
new life into me, given me a good 
foundation, and filled me with en- 
thusiasm desirous to know more a- 
bout the problems of life. 

L. B. Earhart. 

It has offered opportunities for in- 
tellectual and spiritual development. 
It has assisted me in attaining, to a 
certain degree, my individual self 
realization. L. D. Rose. 

My stay at Elizabethtown College 
has taught me the one great lesson, 



if nothirg else that I am "saved to 
serve." M'iss Leah Sheaft'er. 

Elizabethtown College has taught 
me to glean sublime truths from the 
printed page, to appreciate the beau- 
ties of art and nature and to weave 
the fibres of duty and virtue into 
character. S. G. Myer. 

Elizabeth town College has shown 
me how little I know and bow much I 
have to learn. Miss Florence Miller. 

Jt has opened a realm of life en- 
tirely unknown to me be 'ore. It has 
(lipnged the course of my life from 
an indefinite aim to a purpose to be 
attaine 1 by continuous labor and 
earnestness. W. E. G'asmire. 

Elizabethtown College has done 
more 'or me than I can express. It 
has pointed out to me the road to 
success, to heaven, an'd to eternal 
life. E. G. Diehm. 

Elbabethtown College has awak- 
ened in me an earnest desire for life's 
best anl noblest; and has taught me 
one of the greatest lessons of my life 
viz., sacrifice. Miss Elizabeth Kline. 

On whatever field the path of duty 
may lead me, the many excellent ad- 
vices given within these walls will 
enable me to fight more nobly the 
battle of life. All in all I have been 
lifted higher intellectually, socially 
and spiritually.